When am I required to obtain a building permit?
In general, a permit is required for most construction projects where something is being built, repaired, replaced, or remodeled. The best way to find out if you need a permit is to contact Building Inspections at (952) 953-2588. Discuss your plans with an inspector before you begin construction to determine needed permits.

Permits are usually required for the following: New Buildings; Additions (bedroom, bathroom, basement finish, family room); Residential Work (deck, porch, garage, fence, fireplace, pool, water heater, water softener, furnace replacement); Renovations (garage conversion, basement finish, kitchen expansion, siding, roofing); Electrical; Plumbing Systems; HVAC/Mechanical Systems (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems).

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1. How do I obtain a building permit?
2. When am I required to obtain a building permit?
3. What are the required inspections?
4. Who must be licensed?
5. If I have questions about building permits and inspections, who can I contact?