Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Permits
Electrical Permit: Required from the State of Minnesota if you plan to install, repair, replace or alter any electrical apparatus or equipment except for the replacement of light bulbs and fuses. This includes temporary power poles, generators, and lighting.
For gas generators, a separate permit may be required from the Minneapolis Fire Inspections Division. In some cases a building permit is required for the anchorage of power equipment.
Electrical permits will be reviewed and inspected for compliance with the Minnesota Electrical Code and Minnesota State Fire Code with attention toward cables and power supply to ensure that they are located in an area without traffic or are covered with appropriate casing or ramps. Where power is obtained from an existing power source, the power supply from that source may require permit to ensure that it is appropriately protected.
Mechanical Permit: Required if you plan to install, repair, replace or alter any mechanical or gas-fueled apparatus or equipment such as air conditioning systems, heaters and furnaces and/or ventilation for equipment installation.
Plumbing Permit: Required if you plan to install, repair, replace or alter any water lines, waste lines, and gas piping.
Building Permit: Required for an owner of a property or licensed contractor to construct any new temporary or permanent structure.
Special Event Permit: Required for events involving a bonfire, fireworks, LP (Propane), liquid or gas filled vehicle or open flames/candles in assembly, temporary assembly, and/or tents/other membrane structure.
Fees: Please refer to the Directors Fee Schedule available on our website.
To ensure public safety through compliance with the Minneapolis construction codes and other related state and city regulations, only a licensed contractor, holding the appropriate license classifications and a current business license with the City of Minneapolis may apply for a mechanical or plumbing permit.
Contact Construction Code Services or Fire Inspection Services
For more information, email or call any of the following individuals for permit or code related information.
Plan Review/Permit Process
[email protected] – 612-673-2877
[email protected] - 612-673-5253
[email protected] 612-685-8522
[email protected] – 612-685-8388
Mechanical Plan Review
[email protected] - 612-673-2467
[email protected] – 612-685-8511
Plumbing Plan Review
[email protected] – 612-673-5832
Special Event Permit issued by Fire Inspections Services Division
[email protected] – 612-201-2624
Construction Code Services Office and Fire Inspection Services
Public Service Center
250 S. 4th Street, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-673-3000 or 311
Additional Contact Information
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Last updated Aug 22, 2019