Property Maintenance

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The City of Hopkins and its residents take pride in the character and upkeep of the residential areas in Hopkins. Regular home maintenance is a proactive way to avoid having to pay fines for falling below the standards declared in the City’s Property Maintenance Ordinance. It’s also a great way to maintain the value and beauty of your home for years to come.

The City of Hopkins Property Maintenance Ordinance (City Code Section 8-280 (PDF)) adopted the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code. It includes all aspects of the building from the structure to electrical, plumbing, and mechanical and fire concerns. You can examine a copy of the International Property Maintenance Code at the Inspections Department in City Hall.

Other City of Hopkins ordinances that address property maintenance issues such as littering, open storage, dog issues, and nuisances are the Nuisance Ordinance (City Code Chapter 28 - Nuisances (PDF)), Animal Ordinances (City Code Chapter 6 - Animals (PDF)), and Solid Waste Management Ordinance (City Code Chapter 34 (PDF)).