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Boarded Buildings 

Buildings may be boarded for 60 days without penalty.

City ordinance allows any building to be boarded for 60 days without penalty. After 60 days, if the owner has not removed the boards or a building permit been issued to rehab the building, the building may be placed on the Vacant Building Registration list.

Buildings on the Vacant Building Registration list have special requirements.

A building on the Vacant Building Registration list, if it is condemned, may require a code compliance inspection before any rehab work can begin. In addition, buildings on the Vacant Building Registration list may be subject to teardown by Inspections as a nuisance condition.

You may call to report a building or check the status of a building.

If you see a boarded building that is open to trespass, call 311. If you would like to find out the status of a particular building, call (612) 673-2233.

For more information, call Housing Inspections at (612) 673-2233. 

Why are buildings boarded?

Buildings are boarded to keep them secure. The most common reasons for boarding up a building are:

For financial assistance for fixing up your building, check with your neighborhood association, or try the CityLiving Program.

Last updated Sep 28, 2016