Nuisance Complaints

Outside Junk Issue

We always encourage residents to first talk to their neighbors. This small gesture goes a long way in promoting good relationships and neighborhoods. What we realize that sometimes the home is vacant, the neighbor is unresponsive, or special circumstances exist. City staff can assist and notify the property owner of the need to properly dispose of or store outside junk.

Call the Health and Inspections Department at 320-255-7214 and we will investigate.

Violation Fines

If a violation exists, the property owner will be given no longer than 10 days to clean up the nuisance. Failure to clean up nuisances may result in the issuance of administrative citations, which are fines starting at $300. The city may also contract to have the nuisance cleaned up and will then assess those costs to the property owner.