The Building Inspections Division is responsible for the application and enforcement of the building code and related ordinances regulating construction, alterations and the use of buildings within the city. The division is also responsible for administering the fire safety code and property maintenance code.
Building Permits are required for many building projects, including new construction, additions, structural changes, decks, finished basements, pools, demolition, roofing, siding, and window replacement. Many projects require a plan review. Permit fees are paid at the time the permit is issued.
Residential permit information
Commercial permit information
A permit is required for all Solar Photovoltaic Systems. Visit the MN DLI website for frequently asked questions.
Effective June 1, 2017, electrical inspections are required on all siding jobs.
Visit the MN Department of Labor and Industry website for information regarding electrical inspections and siding projects.
Schedule an inspection
What time do inspections take place?
Morning inspections are typically a window between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. - Call by 9 a.m.
Afternoon inspections are typically a window between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. - Call by 1 p.m.
Electrical inspections shall be called in by 9 a.m. for a same-day inspection.
Electrical inspections are typically a window between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Contractors must have a current state license on file with the city.
Contractor License Look-up
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