We require the Abrasive Blasting Permit for anyone using abrasive materials (e.g., silica, water) to prepare any surface:
- Airborne particles can be a health hazard to neighbors.
- Testing is required to determine the lead content of the paint.
- No water or debris is allowed to leave the property during abrasive blasting.
The City of Minneapolis requires lead testing of surfaces to be abrasively blasted. We require documentation of this testing before you begin abrasive activities. City staff will review documentation as part of the permit application. Please submit documentation of the lead test results with your permit application five days before the project begins.