Our exclusive Code Cash Home Improvement Grant is available to qualified residents to help remedy minor property code violations. These are 50% match grants, up to $2,000, to help those who have received a property maintenance code violation from the City and meet at least two additional qualifying factors:
- be of socio-economic disadvantage
- be a Senior (65+) or have a disability
- received a maintenance code violation that is a risk to life/safety.
If you've received a code violation for your home and meet the above qualifications, you can apply online for Code Cash.
Property Maintenance & Neighborhood Services
The City of Burnsville has ordinances in place that help ensure homes and other property are well-maintained, safe and don’t impact the quality of life of others in a neighborhood.
Code Enforcement Process
When properties do not meet the standards outlined in the City Code, the City may issue a Notice of Violation requesting that the violation(s) be addressed. If the problem is not fixed within a specified period of time, the City may then issue an Administrative Citation.
- Step One: Violation Identified
Violation is noted during an inspection or by verifying a public complaint.
- Step Two: First Notice
Property owner is sent a Notice of Violation letter and generally will have up to 10 days to correct the violation(s).
- Step Three: Administrative Citation
If the violation is not corrected after the first notice, the property owner must pay a $120 fine and may have up to seven (7) additional days to correct the violation(s).
- Step Four: Further Enforcement Action
If the violation is not corrected after the first notice followed by the administrative citation, next steps could include any combination of additional administrative citations and criminal citations, resulting in a mandatory court appearance.
Administrative Citations & Appeals
If you would like to request an administrative appeal hearing regarding a code violation, re-inspection fee, or corrective license action pursuant to City Code Section 1-4-7, you must submit this Appeal Form and the appropriate filing fee to the City Clerk's Office within 14 calendar days of receiving an Administrative Citation.