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Before You Buy
The following items are things to be aware of as a potential homeowner in Hopkins.
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure
Everyone exposed to deteriorated lead-based paint is at risk to health problems. This is of special concern to small children and pregnant women.
The seller of the property is required by Federal law to provide the buyer with a disclosure of information on lead-based paint hazards. You have the option of hiring a licensed lead inspector to do a risk assessment of the property.
For more information on hazards associated with lead, visit the EPA website.
Unpaid Water, Sewer & Sanitation Charges
The buyer assumes liability for any unpaid charges at closing. Please call the City of Hopkins at 952-548-6332 to obtain information regarding water, sewer and solid waste unpaid charges at this property and to schedule a meter reading prior to purchase.
Delinquent Property Taxes
For information regarding possible delinquent property taxes call Hennepin County at 612-348-3011.
Special Tax Assessments
For information about any special assessments pending against this property call the Assessing Department at 952-548-6310.
Housing Orders Pending / Condemned
Call the City of Hopkins' Housing Inspector at 952-939-1340.
Combined federal, state and city laws forbid unequal treatment in housing based on the following criteria: Race, color, creed, sex, (including sexual harassment), familial status (the presence of children in the household), public assistance status, affectional preference, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability and marital status. Other persons, such as neighbors, are prohibited from discriminatory harassment of a tenant or homeowner.
Concerned individuals, organizations, or alleged victims may file complaints with the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union at 651-645-4097.
Requirements to Rent Out Your House
If you are buying a house to rent, in full or in part, a registration and rental license are required prior to rental.