Code Enforcement

The City of Rosemount's Code Enforcement division was created to help enforce the laws and ordinances of the city regarding zoning and property maintenance issues. Well-maintained properties help to protect property values of homes and businesses in our community. Also, poorly maintained properties decrease pride in community and can lead to increased vandalism and crime.

Rosemount code enforcement refers to the enforcement of City Codes or rules, which are specific to Rosemount and our neighborhood expectations. The goal of code compliance is to improve the quality of life for Rosemount residents through active education and enforcement of property maintenance standards. This program is different than the Building code, Fire code, Electrical code or any other code.

Complaint Basis Enforcement

Code compliance is enforced on a complaint basis. Generally, the City receives a call from a neighbor about a property on their street, saying there is a violation. The City will review the property and verify whether a violation is existing or not. If calling in a complaint and you don’t talk to a person, please leave contact information so staff can get back in touch with you. We may have additional questions or we may find the property in question does not have a violation under the code and would want to let you know.

Sequential Enforcement Program

The City also runs a sequential enforcement program. This program highlights a specific neighborhood each summer. Each resident in the neighborhood will receive a letter from the City explaining current regulations and noting what are typical violations. After receipt of the letter the City will conduct an inspection on a block by block basis. Properties that have a violation will be contacted by mail explaining the issue and giving a time period to address the problem. The goal is to inform and educate to achieve the neighborhood expectations.

In all cases with code compliance, the City wants to work with the property owner to achieve compliance with regulations. Feel free to talk to the inspector about the issue and how long it may take you to bring the property into compliance.