Community Planning &
Economic Development

Construction Code Services
Public Service Center
250 S. 4th St., Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415
311 or (612) 673-3000

Seller and Buyer Information

Truth-in-Sale of Housing Reports,Certificates, and Repair/Replace checklists are available on Property Information.

Certificate of Approval

An evaluation is required before you show the property, and within 3 days of putting the house on the market (by listing, advertising, putting up a sign, etc).Once the Truth-in-Sale of Housing report has been filed with the City it will be available on Property Information.

Acknowledgment of Responsibility for Required Repairs

Unless a Certificate of Approval is presented at closing the buyer is responsible for the required repairs and needs to sign the acknowledgement of responsibility form at closing. The buyer, buyer's agent, and closer are jointly required to file the acknowledgement of responsibility form within 1 day after the closing date.

Permits

Some required repairs may require a permit.

Safety Checks

Some required repairs require safety checks such as water heaters, electrical, or heating. If a safety check is required, it is indicated on the notifications letter.

Truth-In-Housing Re-Inspection

A re-inspection of the required repairs is required to make sure they were done properly. The buyer has 90 days from the date of closing to:

Re-Selling the property

The buyer must complete all repair/replace items and obtain a new Truth-in-Sale of Housing report before placing the property up for sale.

Last updated Dec 2, 2013