Community Planning & Economic Development

Minneapolis Development Review
Public Service Center Building
250 S. 4th St., Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-3000
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Before You Start
About Additions
About Permits
About the Inspections Process
Handouts for Additions

Building an Addition


Is a ... Required?
Permit Yes
Contractor No*
Zoning Check and Site Plan Yes
Inspection Yes
Construction Plan Review Yes

Homeowners can perform work on their own properties without a contractor

Before You Start

Look at these pages:

Interior Remodeling or Alterations

Exterior Remodeling or Alterations

Finding a licensed contractor

Hiring a Residential Contractor – what do I need to know? (pdf)

Site Plan

Zoning Approval

Property Line Information

Property Line Location (pdf)

About Additions

Requirements for Additions and Alterations (energy requirements) (pdf)

Minimum Standards for Dwellings (pdf)

Roofing a House or Addition

About Permits

Applying for a Permit

Permits Overview

Timeline for Completion

About the Inspections Process

Inspections Process

Handouts for Additions

Checklist for Room Addition to 1 & 2 Family Homes

Sample Residential Site Plan

Room Addition Floor Plan

Exterior Wall Section for Wood Frame Construction

Home Energy Guides

Cutting, Notching, & Boring Wood Frame Members

Insulation of Concrete Block Foundation Walls

Porches - Information on Screened and 3-Season Porches

Insulation of Concrete Block Foundation Walls

Dormer Permit Requirements

Last updated Apr 11, 2012