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Fire HydrantWhile publicly owned fire hydrants are inspected and maintained annually by the city, privately owned hydrants are not. As a result, these hydrants are not always operational and can cause major delays during fire emergencies.

In an effort to address this safety issue, the Minnetonka City Council adopted an ordinance in August 2015 requiring owners of private fire hydrants to inspect, maintain and repair their hydrants on an annual basis.

Owners Required to Inspect Private Hydrants

  • As the owner of a private hydrant, you must hire a certified contractor to complete the required inspections. The contractor must fill out a Private Hydrant Inspection Form for each private hydrant.
  • Inspections must be completed annually between May 15 - July 15.
  • Not sure which of your hydrants are private? View an interactive map of all Minnetonka fire hydrants, sorted by public or private, and enter your address in the top left search bar.
  • Fire Marshal Luke Berscheit is also available to answer any questions you may have regarding this mandatory inspection (952-939-8332).

Certified Inspection Services

The owner or contractor should submit completed inspection forms via email to

Contractors Providing Hydrant Inspections
Contractors Providing Inspections and Repairs
Contractors Providing Repairs Only

Thank you for helping us keep Minnetonka safe!

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