Selling a Commercial Property

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To help maintain the quality of property in St. Louis Park, all buildings must be inspected before they can be sold or before ownership is transferred. To ensure you're ready for closing, apply for your Property Maintenance Certificate inspection before listing the property for sale. The property maintenance certificate must be presented to the buyer at closing.

Step one

Seller or seller's agent applies for an inspection and pays the inspection fee. Download the commercial point of sale application.

Commercial or industrial property inspection fees

Area (Square Feet) Cost
Up to 5,000 sq. ft. $450
5,001 - 25,000 sq. ft. $750
25,001 - 75,000 sq. ft. $1,000
75,001 sq. ft. - 100,000 sq. ft. $1,400
100,001 - 200,000 sq. ft. $1,700
200,001 sq. ft. and greater $2,200

Multi-family property inspection fees

  • Per building: $255
  • Per unit: $15

Step two

City inspectors checks the building(s) and property to ensure it conforms with Property Maintenance Code.

Step three

The inspector finds that the building and property comply with the code. A property maintenance certificate is issued. The certificate is valid for one year to transfer the title.


Code violations are found and a corrections report is issued. Corrections are made and the property is re-inspected. Once the building complies with the code, a property maintenance certificate is issued. The certificate is valid for one year to transfer the title.


For more information, call the Inspections Department at 952.924.2588.

See also

Inspections department
Property permit history
Property maintenance
Selling your home
Renting your home

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