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Common Repair and Replace Items

Please note: Only homeowners who live in single family houses or townhouses can take out a permit. If the homeowner hires someone to do the repair work and the work requires a permit, that person must be licensed to do that particular type of work. Rental property, duplexes, and non-owner occupied single family/townhouses need licensed contractors for permit work.

City inspectors do all re-inspections for repairs that require permits. For repairs that do not require a permit, call your Truth-In-Housing evaluator for your re-inspection.

A printer-friendly, one-page summary of common repair and replace items is available as a PDF. (To use this document, you need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 4 or higher.)

The complete list is found in Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Title 12, Chapter 248.80.

Common Required Repairs, By Household System

1. Heating system
2. Water heater
3. Electrical system
4. Plumbing system
5. Smoke detectors
6. Lack of required utilities
7. Gas piping system

Heating System

Generally a permit is needed to repair:

Information on plumbing permit requirements.
Information on mechanical permit requirements.

Water Heater

Generally a permit is needed to repair:

Information about plumbing permit requirements.

Electrical System

Generally a permit is needed to repair:

Generally no permit needed to repair:

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Information on electrical permit requirements

Plumbing System

Generally a permit is needed to repair:

Generally no permit needed to repair:

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Information about plumbing permit requirements.

Smoke Detectors / Carbon Monoxide Detectors (CO Detectors)

Lack of Required Utilities

May simply require calling utilities to have service turned on.

Gas Lines

Generally a permit is needed to repair:

Generally no permit needed to repair:

Last updated Dec. 6, 2012