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Property maintenance certificate inspection

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.

How to apply

The seller or seller's agent must complete the property maintenance inspection application and pay the inspection fee.  Please note - fillable forms are only supported on the Internet Explorer 10+ browser.


Commercial or industrial property inspection fees

Area (Square Feet) Cost
Up to 5,000 square feet $500
5,001 - 25,000 square feet $800
25,001 - 75,000 square feet $1,200
75,001 - 100,000 square feet $1,600
100,001 - 200,000 square feet $2,000
200,001 square feet and greater $2,500

Multi-family property inspection fees

  • Per building: $300
  • Per unit: $17
Inspection process

After an application has been submitted, city inspectors will check the building(s) and property to ensure it conforms with property maintenance code.

The inspector will either determine the building and property comply with the code or that there are violations. If the building/property complies with code, a property maintenance certificate is issued. The certificate is valid for one year to transfer the title.

If code violations are identified, a corrections report will be issued. Corrections will need to be made at the property and then re-inspected. Once the building complies with the code, a property maintenance certificate is issued.


Building and energy department

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