Building Maintenance

Common Code Violations


  • Foundations, walls, windows, doors, floors and roofs must be water-tight and rodent proof are all common things that violate the codes.
  • Garage doors must be operable.
  • Broken windows are not permitted. If windows are replaced with plywood, they must be painted.
  • No missing or broken siding are permitted.
  • No more than 25% of the paint on each plane surface can be cracked, blistering, or peeling.
  • The city may send an Administrative Citation after the compliance date if property is still in violation.

Adoption of International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)

  • West St. Paul recently adopted the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)
  • Please click on the link below for more information pertaining to the IPMC.  If you have any questions please contact the Housing Inspector at 651-552-4136.