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Certificate of Occupancy

The Minnesota State Building Code 1300.0220 requires that new buildings and existing buildings that have the occupancy classification changed must obtain a Certificate of Occupancy before the building can be occupied and used.

A certificate of occupancy is valid for the life of the building or until the building use/occupancy changes. A certificate of occupancy inspection must be performed in order to approve the issuance of the certificate. There is no fee for a certificate of occupancy inspection. Penalty fees may apply if re-inspection is necessary.

To schedule a Certificate of Occupancy inspection, please fill out and submit the form below.

How to Schedule the Certificate of Occupancy Inspection

Please contact the City 20 business days before the date you wish to occupy the building to allow for scheduling of all necessary inspectors and to allow for re-inspections if necessary.

To schedule a Certificate of Occupancy inspection, please complete the Request for Final Inspection form below.

Once received, the City of Minneapolis' staff will attempt to accommodate the requested inspection date, which is subject to inspector availability.

Fire and life-safety systems and elevators must be pre-tested prior to the certificate inspection.

All electrical work performed under a state electrical permit will need a state inspection and approval. Contact the electrical inspector directly or visit the Department of Labor and Industry website for information about how to schedule the inspection.

For additional details on the Certificate of Occupancy procedure, view the program's policy document (PDF).

What to Expect

Submit Request for Final Inspection

Reporting the exact address is very important. Please fill out as much information as you know.

Information you provide is subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. This law classifies certain information as available to the public on request.

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Minneapolis Certificate of Occupancy
Public Service Center
250 South 4th Street, Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 612-673-2327
Fax: 612-673-5814

Last updated Dec 20, 2018



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