7800 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, 55427

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Date last modified: August 4, 2015

Sign Ordinances

| MORE Subdivision 10. Temporary Signs, Banners and Inflatables. The use of temporary signs such as banners, pennants, inflatables (including balloons over 18 inches in diameter) for advertising temporary sales, business openings, special events, similar activities or used for other purposes are limited to the following: 

  1. Real estate signs are subject to the following requirements: leasing signs must be removed after initial leasing or within 360 days after a certificate of occupancy is issued if involving a new building or a substantial remodeling. Leasing information integrated into an approved permanent neighborhood identification sign or monument sign and given the same architectural treatment using the same materials and design given to the neighborhood identification or monument sign are not subject to the removal provisions of this section. No real estate or for sale sign shall remain on a property longer than 1 year unless approved by the Building Official or his or her designee. 
  2. The maximum duration shall not exceed a total of 30 days in any one calendar year. Each property is limited to 3 occurrences in one calendar year. 
  3. An approved permit shall be obtained prior to display of a temporary sign. A temporary sign displayed without a permit shall be removed and no new temporary sign shall be allowed nor shall a permit be approved within the next 12 months. 02/2005

Golden Valley City ordinance requires all residential property owners who rent out their property be licensed. This includes single family homes, townhomes, duplexes, condominiums, and group homes. Failure to get a rental license may lead to misdemeanor charges.

  1. Why License Rental Property?

    Golden Valley’s rental property licensing ordinance aims to help cut down on the number of housing violations within the city.

    Properties in violation are also safety concerns. The ordinance will help ensure every tenant is living in a safe home.

    If you have questions, contact the Property Maintenance Inspector at 763.593.8074. | MORE

Time-of-Sale Ordinance

I/I Point of Sale
The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), which provides regional wastewater collection and treatment for the metropolitan area, requires the City of Golden Valley to reduce peak flows to the regional wastewater collection system.

Effective January 1, 2007, the City of Golden Valley requires all properties to pass a sanitary sewer inspection before they are advertised for sale (see new section 3.31 of the City code). The new point-of-sale ordinance is intended to help reduce peak sanitary sewer flows caused by Inflow and Infiltration (I/I), or flow of clear water into the sanitary sewer system. It allows the city to inspect private properties to ensure there are no illegal connections to the sanitary sewer system that contribute to excess peak flow discharges.

To comply, Golden Valley property owners must obtain a Certificate of Sanitary Sewer Service Compliance from the city before transferring title of property.

Inspection Process
Before any property is offered for sale or transferred, the city must complete a Point of Sale Sanitary Sewer Service Inspection and issue a Certificate of Compliance (permit can be applied for online by clicking “”Fees”” at the City of Golden Valley website). Any improper connections or significant defects in the sanitary sewer service pipe must be corrected before a Certificate of Compliance is issued. Once a property has a Certificate of Compliance, subsequent sales or title transfers will require an inspection of the sump pump discharge only.

Failure to obtain a Certificate of Sanitary Sewer Service Compliance is a misdemeanor and may result in additional monthly charges on the customer’s utility bill ($500 residential, $1,000 nonresidential) and possible loss of water service.

The fee for the initial inspection, which includes a televised observation of the sanitary sewer service, is $250 for residential properties and $750 for nonresidential properties. Fees for subsequent inspections of a sump pump discharge are $75. All fees are due at the time of application.

For more information about the I/I Point of Sale Inspection, contact the City of Golden Valley’s Public Works department at 763.593.8030 or visit the city website.”

Vacant Property Registration

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Rental Regulations

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