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The City of Minneapolis housing inspections staff plan to inspect of parts of Audubon Park beginning in June to address property maintenance violations. Neighbors are reminded to keep their properties in compliance with city ordinances and report code violations by calling 311 or online. Keeping our neighborhood's housing stock in good condition is critical to maintaining our quality of life and attracting new residents.
The following is a list of common violations:
Growth and vegetation that hangs over the edge of the public alley or public sidewalk must be cut and removed. A clearance of 7 feet over public sidewalks and 14 feet over public alleys is required.
Garbage and litter
Each property should have adequate trash containers, and the property should be free of trash, garbage and debris. If a nuisance condition exists and is not corrected in the time allotted, inspectors will order proper disposal and may authorize a contractor to correct the problem and assess the costs to the owner.
Buildings that lack paint, have broken windows and rotting wood, broken steps or guardrails, and missing bricks in walls and chimneys.
Owners will be asked to paint over or remove graffiti marks painted on their property.
All tall grass and weeds over eight inches in height must be cut and removed. This includes all boulevards, side yards, and along alleys.
Inoperable or junk vehicles that have missing wheels or engines, broken windows, or out-of-date registrations.
Missing or unreadable addresses
Visible and numeric house numbers are required for identification by emergency vehicles. Numbers must be on the front of the home and in the rear if there is an alley access.
Parking in yard
Vehicles may not be parked in yards or on unpaved surfaces; vehicles must be parked within the garage or on a hard-surfaced driveway. The number of vehicles outside a garage is also limited.
Poor housing hygiene
Homes with extremely unhealthy conditions such as excessive or improperly stored garbage, rats, roaches, or other situations that may cause a health hazard.
Storage of Large Items
Property owners who store large appliances, tires, or used motor oils and petroleum products on their property may be issued an order. These activities are in violation of City ordinances. For disposal options, please call the Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling at (612) 673-2917 or go to: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/solid-waste