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Several communities in the Twin Cities metro area require homes to be inspected by a licensed evaluator before they are offered for sale, whether the sale is public or private. These evaluations typically take less than an hour to perform, and we also offer Pre-Inspections.

Below is a complete list of cities in Minnesota requiring a Truth-in-Housing/Time-of-Sale Evaluation. If a city is not listed here, there is no requirement for a Truth-in-Housing Evaluation. We keep this list up to date.

Cities Type of Properties Who to Contact
Bloomington Single Family, Two Family, & Multiple Family (condominiums, townhouses, mobile homes)Bloomington Homeowners:  See the list of Common Hazards for Bloomington Structure Tech
Brooklyn Park No longer required as of 6/4/2013
Crystal Single Family, Two Family, & Multiple Family (condominiums, townhouses, mobile homes) The City of Crystal
763-531-1000
Golden Valley All properties, Residential and Commerical The City of Golden Valley
763-593-8030
Hopkins All one to four-unit dwellings, including condominiums and townhouses.Hopkins Homeowners:  See the list of
Common TISH Repairs for Hopkins
Structure Tech
Maplewood All Dwellings Structure Tech
Minneapolis Single Family, Two Family, Townhouses, and first time condominium conversions.Minneaplis Homeowners:  See the list of
Common TISH Repairs for Minneapolis
Structure Tech
New Hope All Dwellings The City of New Hope
763-531-5127
Osseo All one to four unit dwellings, including condominiums and townhouses. The City of Osseo
763-425-2624
Richfield All Dwellings The City of Richfield
612-861-9882
Robbinsdale
Single Family, Two Family, Three Family, Townhouses,
CondominiumsRobbinsdale Homeowners:  See the list of Common POS Repairs for Robbinsdale
Structure Tech
Saint Louis Park Single Family, Two Family, Townhouses, and Condominiums. The City of St. Louis Park
952-924-2588
Saint Paul Single Family, Two Family, Townhouses, Condominiums, and Co-ops. Structure Tech
South Saint Paul Single Family, Two Family, Multiple Family,
and mobile homes.South Saint Paul Homeowners:  See the list of
Common TOS Repairs for South Saint Paul
Structure Tech