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When do I NOT need a permit?

Building permits

A building permit is not required:

The following projects do not require a building permit but may require a zoning review and approval. If you have questions about zoning requirements please contact Minneapolis 311 (612-673-3000).

*Interior items such as insulation, floor finishes, cabinets and counter tops are not excluded from the calculated value of a new building, addition or building remodeling project.

If you hire a contractor for a project that does NOT require a permit (for example, painting, wallpapering, installing cabinets), that contractor must be licensed. Read more about Licensed Contractors.

For more information, see:

An overview of permit requirements and a link to Building Permits.

Electrical system

Generally no permit is needed to repair:

To see diagrams and for more information, see:

Common Required Repairs

An overview of permit requirements and a link to Electrical Permits.

Gas lines

Generally no permit is needed to repair:

For more information, see:

Common Required Repairs

An overview of permit requirements and links to specific kinds of permits

Heating system

Repairs, additions and new heating systems generally require permits for all aspects of work.

Common Required Repairs

An overview of permit requirements and links to specific kinds of permits.

Plumbing system

Generally no permit is needed to repair:

Common Required Repairs

An overview of permit requirements and a link to Plumbing Permits.

Smoke detectors

Generally no permit is needed to:

For more information, see:

Common Required Repairs - to see requirements and more information, either scroll down or link to Smoke detectors.

Last updated Nov. 27, 2013