Community Planning & Economic Development

Minneapolis Development Review
250 S. 4th St., Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-3000

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Before You Start
About Egress Windows
About Permits
About the Inspections Process
Handouts for Egress Windows

Installing Egress Windows

At-a-glance

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

For information about fire safety and requirements, especially for residences, see the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Uniform Fire Codes.

Before You Start

Look at these pages:

Requirements for Additions and Alterations (pdf)

Minimum Standards for Dwellings (pdf)

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

About Egress Windows

Finishing Basements within Existing Dwelling Units (pdf)

Basement Egress Windows and Examples – English (pdf)

Basement Egress Windows and Examples – Spanish (pdf)

About Permits

Applying for a Permit

Permits Overview

Timeline for Completion

About the Inspections Process

Site Plan

Inspections Process

Handouts for Egress Windows

Windows & Doors – Home Energy Guide (pdf)

Basement Egress Windows and Examples – English (pdf)

Basement Egress Windows and Examples – Spanish (pdf)

Basement Egress Windows – Emergency Escape (pdf)

Escape and Rescue Window Policy

Last updated Apr 23, 2012