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Building and Inspections Division

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Time-of-Sale (TOS) Housing Inspection Program

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The Time-of-Sale (TOS) Housing Inspection Program provides potential purchasers with information about the condition of a dwelling and requires the correction of immediate hazards or assumption of hazards by the new buyer.

A Time-of-Sale Housing Inspection must be completed and a Time-of-Sale Housing Evaluation Report must be filed with the City of Bloomington for all single and two-family dwellings, condominiums, townhouses and mobile homes offered for sale. Multi-family rental buildings of four (4) or more units are not included. 

New licenses and annual renewals

Please complete required documents and email to businesslicensing@bloomingtonmn.gov

Payment is due at the time of application by Visa, Master Card, and Discover credit card or by check payable to City of Bloomington:

 

Time-of-Sale evaluation reports

To verify whether or not a Time-of-Sale initial inspection has been conducted on a property within the last year, you may search by address through the Property Locator page. To obtain a copy of the Time-of-Sale Housing Evaluation Report or Certificate of Compliance, please call 952-563-8930.

  • Original Time-of-Sale Housing Evaluation Report for a dwelling must be displayed on the dwelling site and be provided to the buyer before or at the time of sale of the dwelling.
  • Copy of the original Time-of-Sale Housing Evaluation Report must be submitted to the City of Bloomington within 7 calendar days after the evaluation has been done.
  • Time-of-Sale Housing Evaluation Report and Certificate of Compliance is valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • Time-of-Sale Housing Evaluation Report and Certificate of Compliance is valid only for the owner named on the report.
  • The Time-of-Sale Housing Evaluation Report covers items found on the 

Time-of-Sale exclusions

  • TOS Evaluators are not required to evaluate inaccessible, concealed or unsafe areas, climb up on roofs, or disassemble items.
  • TOS initial inspection and resulting Time-of-Sale Housing Evaluation Report does not address environmental hazards such as lead paint, radon, or asbestos.
  • TOS initial inspection and resulting Time-of-Sale Housing Evaluation Report offers a limited overview of the condition of a dwelling's components and fixtures. The TOS inspection and Time-of-Sale Housing Evaluation Report is not technically extensive.
  • Prospective buyers may decide to obtain a separate inspection prior to purchasing a dwelling.

FAQs

Time-of-Sale evaluator exam

The exam is administered quarterly in the Community Development Department on the first floor at Bloomington Civic Plaza.

Register below or call the Building and Inspection Division. 

  • Mechanical Contractor test fee: $35
  • TOS Evaluator test fee: $50

For Independent TOS Evaluator licensing only

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The City is pausing testing for the Time of Sale (TOS) Evaluator program through 2021.
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