Event bleachers

We require a building permit for bleachers under certain conditions.


We require a Building Permit Application when the following conditions occur:

  • In places of public accommodation using bleacher seating
  • For all bleachers or bleacher open spaces over 55 inches above grade or the floor below
  • For bleacher guardrails if any part of the guardrail is over 30 inches above grade or the floor below

 Bleachers must comply with the:

  • Minnesota State Building Code in effect
  • Provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 326B.112

Read Minnesota Statutes section 326B.112

Accessibility, parking, seating, signage, ingress and egress for people with disabilities must comply with Chapter 1341 of the Minnesota State Building Code.

Read Minnesota State Building Code Chapter 1341

Submit applications

Submit permit applications to the Construction Code Services Office


See the Title 5 Fee Schedule .

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If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

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505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Doug Determan