About Truth In Housing
Several communities in the Twin Cities metro area require homes to be inspected by a licensed evaluator before they are offered for sale, whether the sale is public or private. These evaluations typically take less than an hour to perform, and we also offer Pre-Inspections.
Below is a complete list of cities in Minnesota requiring a Truth-in-Housing/Time-of-Sale Evaluation. If a city is not listed here, there is no requirement for a Truth-in-Housing Evaluation. We keep this list up-to-date. Last reviewed on 5/1/21.
Click here to learn more about the basics of Truth in Housing.
|Cities||Type of Properties||Who to Contact|
|Bloomington||Single Family, Two Family, & Multiple Family (condominiums, townhouses, mobile homes) Bloomington Homeowners: See the list of Common Hazards for Bloomington||Structure Tech|
|Brooklyn Park||No longer required|
|Crystal||No longer required|
|Golden Valley||All properties, Residential and Commerical (sewer inspection)||The City of Golden Valley|
|Hopkins||No longer required as of 1/1/21|
|Maplewood||All Dwellings||Structure Tech|
|Minneapolis||Single Family, Two Family, Townhouses, and first-time condominium conversions. Minneapolis Homeowners: See the list of Common TISH Repairs for Minneapolis||Structure Tech|
|Mounds View||All Dwellings (sewer inspection)||The City of Mounds View|
|New Hope||All Dwellings||The City of New Hope|
|Orono||All Dwellings (sewer inspection) beginning 1/1/21||The City of Orono|
|Osseo||No longer required|
|Richfield||All Dwellings||The City of Richfield|
|Robbinsdale||Single Family, Two Family, Three Family, Townhouses, Condominiums|
Robbinsdale Homeowners: See the list of Common POS Repairs for Robbinsdale
|Saint Louis Park||Single Family, Two Family, Townhouses, and Condominiums.||The City of St. Louis Park|
|Saint Paul||Single Family, Two Family, Townhouses, Condominiums, and Co-ops.||Structure Tech|
|South Saint Paul||Single Family, Two Family, Multiple Family, and mobile homes.|
South Saint Paul Homeowners: See the list of Common TOS Repairs for South Saint Paul
|West Saint Paul||All Dwellings (sewer inspection)||The City of West Saint Paul|