Resources for Property Owners

To help maintain property values - and ensure that Burnsville's residential and commercial properties remain safe, sanitary and in good repair - the City of Burnsville asks residents and businesses to adhere to a minimum standard for property maintenance, set forth in the City's building codes.

In situations where a property owner may have physical or financial limitations to bring a property up to code, the following resources are available:

Burnsville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

A network of community agencies, organizations and services providing local military families with assistance and support.

For more information visit Burnsville Yellow Ribbon website or send a message through their Contact Ussection.

Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) Home Improvement Loan

The Home Improvement Loan Program assists low- and moderate-income homeowners with making repairs and improvements to their homes.

Home Improvement Loans are commonly used for:

  • Roof replacement
  • Furnace replacement
  • Electrical and plumbing repairs
  • Insulation
  • Improvements for special needs, such as ramps, bathroom or kitchen modifications

Home Improvement Loans feature:

  • Zero percent interest
  • No monthly payments
  • Repayable when ownership changes or you move from the property. You may be required to repay the loan if you refinance your home or take out a home equity loan.
  • $15,000 loan minimum; $25,000 loan limit

View more information, income limits and applications. Call 651-675-4469 with questions.

Dakota County Environmental Resources Septic System Program

Dakota County offers a county-wide septic system tax assessment loan program to ease the financial burden to homeowners who are upgrading a failing septic system.

The loan is an assessment on the property taxes; it is not a lien. The program is voluntary. Any residential property in Dakota County that is homesteaded, and is serviced by a septic system is eligible. It must be the primary residence of the owner/applicant, and the property taxes must be current.

There is no income limit qualification or disqualification. Funding can only be used for the design, site evaluation, repair or replacement of existing non-compliant (failing) septic systems. It may not be used to facilitate new building construction or expansion, including increasing capacity due to adding of additional bedrooms, or for commercial properties.

View more information.

Grace United Methodist Church

Grace United Methodist Church has parishioners interested in assisting homeowners in need with minor repairs and landscaping.

For more information or to request assistance email Wayne Trainor or call 952-201-4043

Hearts & Hammers - Twin Cities, Inc.

Hearts & Hammers is a private non-profit organization that provides exterior painting and home improvement assistance for senior and physically disabled homeowners.

Assistance is provided at no cost and is completed during Program Day events in May and September. Hearts & Hammers enables deserving Twin Cities' homeowners to continue living independently, in homes that are weatherproof, safe and secure.

For more information or to download an application visit Hearts and Hammers or call 952-922-2451.

Return completed applications to: 

Hearts & Hammers – Twin Cities
Attn: Home Selection Committee
PO Box 2614
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Metro Paint-A-Thon

On the first weekend in August, Metro Paint-A-Thon rallies volunteer teams from corporations, congregations, and civic groups to paint the homes of low-income seniors and people with disabilities.

The program helps homeowners remain living independently in their own homes and improves neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area.

For more information or to apply visit Metro Paint-A-Thon call 612-276-1548 or email Metro Paint-A-Thon.

Raingardens and Landscaping

Landscaping for Clean Water workshops provide residents the opportunity to learn more about native plantings which are a low maintenance landscaping option. The Neighborhood Water Resources Grant provides funding opportunities for landscaping projects that benefit local water quality, which includes raingardens, shorelines restorations and native plantings.