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Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Building Permits

Note: Many projects require more than one permit. To determine which permits you need for your project, call Minneapolis 311 (if outside the Minneapolis city limits call (612) 673-3000).

Note:  Building permit fees are based upon the valuation of the job including labor and materials.  If the homeowner is completing their own work, the valuation will be calculated using the cost of materials X two (2).

A building permit is required:

When a building permit is issued, at least one inspection is required before the work can be approved.

Fee Schedule effective April 1, 2014 (pdf)

Fee Schedule for Garages (pdf)

Application Form (pdf)

Permit requirements (spanish)

Projects requiring a building permit:

Licensing Requirements

As an owner of a property, you can apply for a building permit for work that you intend to do yourself. You do not need a license but you will be required to show a valid photo id.

As an owner of property you must hold a valid State of Minnesota Residential Building Contractor License or Residential Remodeler License if you build or improve more than one property within any 24-month period.

A contractor must hold either a City of Minneapolis Residential Specialty Contractor License or one of the following State of Minnesota licenses to receive a building permit for residential construction.

The contractor must provide proof of licensure at the time they apply for a permit.

Last updated Sep 10, 2014