If you are planning a do-it-yourself project, you should first see if you need a permit. Projects of any size may require that you get a permit before you begin work. In Minneapolis, homeowners (the owner / occupant of a single family home) can get permits for work they intend to do themselves. For information about permits, see Permits Overview.
Note: If you hire someone to do the work and that work requires a permit, that person must be licensed to do that particular type of work. Rental property, duplexes, and non-owner occupied single family / townhouses need licensed contractors for permit work. For more information, see What Do I Need to Know About Permits?
For information about particular kinds of projects, you should both use the links at the left and go to the Homeowner’s page.
For information about fire safety and requirements, especially for residences, go to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety web page for Minnesota Fire Codes.
For more information about remodeling or construction, you should use the links at the left and go to the MN State Commerce Department web site and select All Publications & Tips.
Last updated Nov. 7, 2011