Replacing windows and doors

We explain the rules you need to know before replacing windows and doors.

The following are required for a window or door replacement:

  • Permit
  • Inspection
  • Construction plan review

Homeowners can perform work on their own properties without a contractor.

For storm windows, storm doors, and most repairs to windows, see A building permit is not required.

Process for window and door replacement
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Minneapolis Development Review

Community Planning & Economic Development


Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.