The Community Standards Department is comprised of three divisions, Neighborhood Services, Fire Inspections, and Housing Services. These divisions:
Protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community through enforcement of the Minnesota Uniform Fire Code, Blaine Code of Ordinances, and Blaine Zoning Ordinances.
Eliminate the spread of blight, protect property values, and ensure safe, healthy neighborhoods through enforcement of community standards initiated with complaints and proactive neighborhood observations.
Ensure safe commercial, industrial, and residential structures through a comprehensive fire prevention program involving plan review, inspections, and investigations.
Promote voluntary home improvements, code compliance, and fire safety through education programs, incentive programs, and housing rehabilitation loans.
Ensure that the rental units within Blaine are safe and well maintained through the rental licensing and inspection program.
Support the volunteer fire department through emergency response, pre-incident plans, reduction of fire calls, and installation of automatic extinguisher systems.