City to issue electrical permits during state government shutdown

At its July 1 meeting, the City Council approved an ordinance change that allows the City to temporarily process, issue and inspect electrical permits during the state of Minnesota government shutdown.

Although the City issues building permits for projects in the city, electrical permitting has been conducted by the state since 2005. The ordinance change was necessary to ensure construction projects in Minneapolis can continue without interruption because of a halt in electrical inspections conducted by the State. The City’s authority to perform electrical inspections will end once the State enacts a budget and resumes funding electrical inspections.

City staff are working to implement the new electrical permitting system, and the City expects to begin accepting new permit applications within a few days. Permits are issued by the Minneapolis Development Review office.

July 6, 2011

Published Jul 6, 2011