Building Department

The Building Department oversees all residential and commercial building permits within the City limits. The Minnesota State Building Codes are enforced and adhered to on all permits.
It is illegal to work without a permit. Obtaining a permit either as a property owner and/or contractor ensures safety as well as full compliance with Minnesota State Code.
Review of permit applications also ensures that projects meet zoning requirements, such as setbacks and building height.
Applications for permits should be submitted well in advance of the scheduled start date.
This will allow the City to offer assistance throughout the process and issue the permit at the start of the project. This is especially true during the summer construction season.
Various inspections are required for all permits.