South St. Paul Time of Sale
The City of South St. Paul implemented a Time-of-Sale
Housing Inspection Program effective January 1, 1996. This program is intended to enhance the supply of safe housing and to
prevent the deterioration of the overall housing in the city.
When a homeowner is preparing to sell their property
they must have a Time-of-Sale Evaluation report on site when showing the property. This property includes single family residences,
two-family, multiple-family dwellings and mobile homes located within the City.
Listed below are the steps to be followed when selling
your property in South St. Paul:
- The homeowner chooses the evaluator and makes arrangements for the inspection. The evaluator
will leave a copy of the report with the homeowner.
- Any items marked as "Hazardous" on the report have to be fixed before the new homeowner takes
possession. Hazardous items are considered to be those conditions or defects that are likely to cause injury to a person or
property if not corrected.
evaluator has ten days to file the report with the City.
- If the report has hazardous items listed on it, the homeowner is sent a copy of the report with
the hazardous items high-lighted along with a cover letter informing them to call the Fire Department when all the hazardous
items have been corrected.
the Fire Department has made the final inspection they will notify the Time-of-Sale Coordinator and a letter will be sent
to the homeowner informing them that the hazardous items listed have been corrected and inspected and now meet the Uniform
of the Ordinance, Evaluators List and a list of Items Commonly Found Hazardous
can be obtained from the Time-of-Sale Coordinator or by calling (651)554-3250.