Minneapolis Department of Public Works

Public Works

350 South 5th Street
RM 203 City Hall
Minneapolis, MN  55415-1390

Ten-Year Sidewalk Inspection Cycle

The Sidewalk Inspections Office of Public Works inspects all city sidewalks on approximately a 10 year cycle.

Prior to the construction season, Sidewalk Inspections selects and inspects neighborhood areas for that year’s sidewalk repair work. Sidewalk inspectors examine every section of public sidewalk within that year’s defined neighborhood areas to determine which sections require replacement.

The sidewalk inspector looks for:

If defective, sections of sidewalk are ordered to be removed and replaced. The property owner is sent a notice outlining the defect and the approximate cost for replacement.

If a property owner does not agree with the work as outlined on the notice, he/she may contact the sidewalk inspector for a re-inspection. Upon re-inspection, the inspector may change the scope of the work or determine that the original scope of work was correct.

See Sidewalk Repair Options.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011