Fire Certificate of Occupancy

All buildings in the City are required to have and maintain a fire certificate of occupancy, issued by the Fire Chief. The certificate shall be an indication that the building meets, at the time of issuance and approval, all relevant safety codes to maintain the health, safety and welfare of the building's occupants and the general public. It shall be a misdemeanor to rent or lease, or permit the occupancy of, a building or structure or portion thereof which does not have a fire certificate of occupancy.

Owner-occupied single-family houses, owner-occupied portions of duplexes, and owner-occupied condominium units shall be exempted from the requirement to have and maintain a fire certificate of occupancy.

View the Fire Certificate of Occupancy city code


Rental Properties

Tenant Resources 

The City of Vadnais Heights does not intervene in an issue between a tenant and a landlord. We recommend the following resources for tenants looking for assistance related to an issue with a landlord: 


For questions on fire certificates of occupancy, you may contact Fire Chief Chris Hearden via email or by phone at 651-204-6030.