Report a Code Violation

Please read the following information before reporting a code violation via the link below.

The City of Richfield has authority to enforce violations of City code. Complaints will not be followed up on if City staff cannot view the violation or it is determined not to be a code violation. Due to appellate court decisions and constitutional law issues, Community Service Officers (CSO’s) cannot enter the backyard of a private residence or look over or through a fence meant for privacy fence. Every attempt will be made to view the violation from the public right of way.  The violation may be viewed from your property if the City is given permission.

Complaints are typically inspected within a  a few days of receiving.  A ordinance violation notice is issued once a violation is verified. Five days are given to correct most violations. Longer time periods may be given for violations such as painting. Another inspection is conducted after the time given has passed. A second violation notice is issued if the violation remains. The City may abate a violation such as long grass or garbage, issue repeat violation notices or citations, and/or file a formal complaint with the City Attorney for violations that that are not corrected. 

Your contact information is not required, but encouraged should we have questions. State Statute protects a complainant’s identity and is kept confidential.

This is a brief overview of City Code Enforcement. If you have questions regarding procedure or to check the status of a complaint, email jflesher@richfieldmn.gov and kmueller@richfieldmn.gov or call 612-861-9880. Please include the address in question. 

To report street parking violations, call Dispatch at 612 861-9898 or Public Safety at 612 861-9800. 

Thank you for assisting us in keeping Richfield's Urban Hometown a great place to live, work and enjoy. 

Report a Code Violation Form