Community Standards

  1. Conducting City Business

    Community Standards includes fire inspections, housing/rental inspections, and neighborhood services also known as code enforcement.

    All annual and routine fire, housing, and neighborhood services inspections will be suspended until the public health emergency is over. Permit inspections will be conducted on a limited basis. Inspections that are required for new construction projects needing to obtain a certificate of occupancy will be scheduled based on staff availability. Staff will be able to respond to phone messages and emails as necessary during this time.

    Complaints, whether fire, housing, or code related will be documented. Only complaints regarding exterior issues or which pose a life safety hazard will be followed up on during this time. All other complaints will be recorded and followed up on after the public health emergency is over. For more information, please contact Linda Archer at 763-785-6187 or email
  2. Blaine City Hall is Open by Appointment Only

    Most city business can still be conducted remotely by contacting staff by email or phone. You can find contact information at Have other concerns that would be better addressed in person? Blaine City Hall is now open by appointment only.

    Community standards is available for in-person appointments for:
    • Fire Permits
    • Plan Review
    • Rental License Application
    • Rental License Renewal
    Please remember that everyone visiting city hall must wear a face mask before entering city hall and at all times while in the building. If you do not have a face mask, the city will provide a disposable one to you.

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Community Standards has three departments: Fire Inspection, Housing Services and Neighborhood Services.