Blight Enforcement

The PBA Enforcement Areas are identified on the City Map

Blight Map updated 2022

Abandoned Property

Abandoned property is unlawful and subject to administration fees and tax assessment on the property. 

Abatement Procedures

  1. A notice is sent to owner of abandoned property.
  2. After 7 days from date of notice, contact the PBA to have the PBA Technician verify that the violation has been taken care of. Call the PBA or fill out this Form.
  3. Failure to do so will result in an Administrative Offense being issued to the Property Owner and/or Taxpayer. 

Declaration of Public Nuisance 

This Subd. of City code used to be "Abandoned Motor Vehicles" and has been replaced by "Declaration of Public Nuisance"

What is "Declaration of Public Nuisance"?

The presence, accumulation, or improper storage of abandoned motor vehicles on real property, public streets and highways found to create an unsightly condition tending to reduce the value of real property.

Abatement Procedures

The City will make the necessary arrangements and coordinate resources to remove the following;

  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • Abandoned Property
  • Garbage  
  • Grass Removal
  1. The articles will be destroyed, and the salvage value, if any, of such article(s) shall be retained by the City to be applied against the cost of removal and destruction.
  2. A criminal citation is issued after 28 days of the Administrative Offense being unpaid.  The court system handles those fees, they seem to vary case to case. 
  3. The expenses incurred for abatement will be placed upon a lien on the real estate property. The total cost of abatement plus interest will be entered as a special assessment against the property in violation and be collected in the same manner as real estate taxes.

The City of Hibbing Blight Ordinance covers violations and enforcement within the City of Hibbing. 

Fee Schedule

Blight ViolationFine Amount
Updated 01/01/2023
Abandoned Vehicle$150
Abandoned Property$150
Unlawful StorageCosts associated with clean up shall be a lien upon such real estate.
Unsightly Grass or vegetation$75
Costs associated with clean up and grass mowing shall be a lien upon such real estate.
Unlawful Deposit of Garbage$100

Payment of Administrative Citation for Blight

  1. Mail check or money order to Hibbing Police Department
  2. Drop off payment at Hibbing Police Department
  3. Online:

Hibbing Police Department

1810 12th Ave E. 

Hibbing, MN 55746

Make Checks payable to City of Hibbing

Appeal Process

Call 218-421-7155 within 7 days of issuance to set up a hearing date to appeal your Administrative Offense.

2023 Blight Properties List as of 09/08/23