Steps For Sump Pump Inspection

1. Verify Need For Certification

Call the City at 763-593-3962 to verify that your property is in need of certification before beginning the sump pump inspection process.

2. Submit Application and Pay Fee

The application fee is $50 for residential properties.

3. Schedule Inspection

Call 763-593-3962 between 7 am and 3 pm to schedule an inspection. Provide permit number, if application was submitted online, and at least 24-hour advance notice.

  • The appointment will take approximately a half hour for residential properties.
  • A responsible adult must be present at all times during the inspection.

4. Prepare For Inspection

Before the inspection, the property owner must do the following:

  1. If you have a sump pump, make sure it is accessible for inspection.
  2. Make sure the sump pump discharge piping is visible.

5. Wait For Review

Allow up to five working days for the City to review the inspection video and issue a compliance certificate or correction notice.

If problems are found

  1. You will receive a correction notice from the City identifying the problem(s). City Code requires repairs to be completed within 180 days.
  2. Correct the problems (getting the correct inspections for the work done along the way) and call the Public Works Department to schedule another sump pump inspection.