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Property Maintenance and Preservation Code of the City of Virginia, MN

 

INTRODUCTION TO PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND PRESERVATION CODE ENFORCEMENT (also known as the BLIGHT Ordinance)

 

Maintaining attractive neighborhoods and preserving a healthy housing stock is important for many reasons.  Therefore, to ensure the health and safety of its citizens, in addition to protecting neighborhood property values, the City of Virginia has adopted minimum standards which all City property owners must legally abide by through the Property Maintenance and Preservation Code of the City of Virginia (VMPC). 

The VPMC is a code that regulates the minimum maintenance requirements for existing buildings. This is a maintenance document intended to establish minimum maintenance standards for basic equipment, light, ventilation, heating, sanitation and fire safety. Responsibility is fixed among owners, operators and occupants for code compliance. The VPMC provides for the regulation and safe use of existing structures in the interest of the social and economic welfare of the community. These City ordinances are enforced by the Department of Property Maintenance.

 Compliance and enforcement of this code began on January 1, 2017.  


WHAT IF I HAVE A PROBLEM IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD?

As a resident or visitor of a Virginia’s neighborhoods, you have the right to ensure others within our community maintain the minimum standards of cleanliness and repair of their homes.

When a property begins to adversely affect your quality of life or the value of your property, you can and should address the issue. 

You may wish to file a complaint by email or by mail.  Forms can be obtained by calling the City Attorneys  Office at (218) 748-7500.

TO REPORT A COMPLAINT:

Complete an official complaint form and submit it the following ways:   Online, in person, fax, mail

IN PERSON:  Stop By City Hall, 327 1st Street South, Virginia MN from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

FAX:  Fax your complaint to Blight at 218-749-3580                    

MAIL:  Stop By City Hall, 327 1st Street South, Virginia MN from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

ONLINE:   Click HERE to File a Property Maintenance and Preservation Code Complaint using a PDF form



CLICK HERE for the City Code in an online searchable format


 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City of Virginia at (218) 748-7500.
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