Property Maintenance & Code Enforcement
The City of Burnsville has ordinances in place that help ensure homes and other property are well-maintained, safe and don’t impact the quality of life of others in a neighborhood.
Code Enforcement Process
When properties do not meet the standards outlined in the City Code, the City may issue a Notice of Violation requesting that the violation(s) be addressed. If the problem is not fixed within a specified period of time, the City may then issue an Administrative Citation.
- Step One - Violation Identified
Violation is noted during an inspection or by verifying a public complaint
- Step Two - First Notice
Property owner is sent a Notice of Violation letter and generally will have up to 10 days to correct the violation(s)
- Step Three - Administrative Citation (if violation is not corrected after Step Two)
Property owner must pay a $120 fine and may have up to seven (7) additional days to correct the violation(s)
- Step Four - Further Enforcement Action (if violation is not corrected after Step Three)
Could include any combination of additional Administrative Citations and criminal citations, resulting in a mandatory court appearance
Administrative Citations & Appeals
If you would like to request an administrative appeal hearing regarding a code violation, re-inspection fee, or corrective license action pursuant to City Code Section 1-4-7, you must submit this Appeal Form (PDF) and a $100 filing fee to the City Clerk's Office within 10 calendar days of receiving an Administrative Citation.