Public Works Department

Sidewalk Inspections
1901 E. 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 673-2420

Sidewalk Repair Options

By City Ordinance 427, the cost of the construction and repair of the public sidewalks in the City of Minneapolis is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. The Sidewalk Inspections office oversees the inspection and repair of public sidewalks.

When a property owner receives a sidewalk repair notice, he/she has two options:

  1. Hire a properly bonded private sidewalk contractor to do the required repairs
  2. Allow a City-hired contractor to repair the sidewalk, and have the City bill you for the cost of replacement.  This is the default option; if the property owner does nothing, the work will then default to the City-hired contractor.

Private Contractors

City-Hired Contractor


Last updated Dec 26, 2018



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