The purpose of the Maplewood truth-in-housing program is to protect the public health, safety and welfare and to promote decent, safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations in the city. To help accomplish this, Maplewood requires the disclosure of housing information and defects as a condition at the time of sale.
Truth-In-Sale of Housing Disclosure Report
Before a residence can be shown for sale, the owner must have the property evaluated by a truth-in-housing inspector. After the inspection is complete, the owner must have the report on display and available on site for perspective buyers. A copy of the disclosure report must be issued to the buyer before the execution of a contractual agreement. A truth-in-sale-of-housing disclosure report is only valid for 1 owner or for 1 year. Disclosure Report sample (PDF)
NOTE:Currently, the truth-in-sale of housing is disclosure only and the sale is not contingent on the listed report deficiencies.
The City of Maplewood requires the Truth-in-Housing Evaluators to obtain an annual city license. To be licensed in Maplewood as a Truth-in-Housing Evaluator, please supply the following:
•License Application (PDF)
•Copy of either St. Paul or Minneapolis truth-in-housing evaluator license
•Certificate of insurance listing City of Maplewood as the certificate holder
•License application fee in form of check
Scheduling a Truth-In-Housing Inspection
Please call the housing evaluator directly. The city provides a list of the currently city licensed evaluators with contact information. The evaluators will file the disclosure report with the city when the inspection is complete.