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Construction - Lobby and Field House - 11.5.13The 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.


Electrical inspections are required on all siding jobs. Effective June 1, 2017
Visit the MN Department of Labor and Industry website for information regarding electrical inspections and siding projects.

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Contractors must have a current state license on file with the city. 
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If you are unsure if your project requires a permit, please call the Building Inspection Division at (651) 714-3543 or send an inquiry to

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