Electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits

Some special events require electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits.

Requirements

  • Electrical Permit:  Required from the State of Minnesota if you plan to install, repair, replace or alter any electrical apparatus or equipment except for the replacement of light bulbs and fuses. This includes temporary power poles, generators, and lighting.
  • For gas generators, a separate permit may be required from the Minneapolis Fire Inspections Division. In some cases, we require a Building Permit Application for anchoring power equipment.
  • Electrical permits will be reviewed and inspected for compliance with the Minnesota Electrical Code and Minnesota State Fire Code with attention toward cables and power supply to ensure that they are located in an area without traffic or are covered with appropriate casing or ramps. Where power is obtained from an existing power source, the power supply from that source may require permit to ensure that it is appropriately protected.
  • Mechanical Permit : Required if you plan to install, repair, replace or alter any mechanical or gas-fueled apparatus or equipment such as air conditioning systems, heaters and furnaces and/or ventilation for equipment installation.
  • Plumbing Permit: Required if you plan to install, repair, replace or alter any water lines, waste lines, and gas piping.

Related permits

  • Building Permit Application : Required for an owner of a property or licensed contractor to construct any new temporary or permanent structure.
  • Fire Services Permit - Special Event Application : Required for events involving a bonfire, fireworks, LP (Propane), liquid or gas filled vehicle or open flames/candles in assembly, temporary assembly, and/or tents/other membrane structure.

Fees

View the Directors Fee Schedule .

How to apply

Submit applications to the Minneapolis Development Review Office

Special notes

To ensure public safety through compliance with the Minneapolis construction codes and other related state and city regulations, only a licensed contractor, holding the appropriate license classifications and a current business license with the City of Minneapolis may apply for a mechanical or plumbing permit.

 

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Contact us

Building Plan Review

Scott Anderson
Construction Code Services

 

Phone

612-673-5791

Address

Public Service Building
250 Fourth St. S., Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Building Inspections

Kenneth Staloch
Construction Code Services

Phone

612-673-5253

Address

Public Service Building
250 Fourth St. S., Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Gas / Plumbing Inspections

Tim Daugherty
Construction Code Services

 

Phone

612-685-8522

Address

Public Service Building
250 Fourth St. S., Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

HVAC / Mechanical Inspections

Les Blackwell
Construction Code Services

 

Phone

612-685-8388

Address

Public Service Building
250 Fourth St. S., Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Mechanical Plan Review

Ardy Goudarzi
Construction Code Services

Phone

612-673-2467

Address

Public Service Building
250 Fourth St. S., Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Plumbing Inspections

Scott Eggen
Fire Inspection Services / Construction Code Services

Phone

612-685-8511

Address

Public Service Building
250 Fourth St. S., Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Plumbing Plan Review

Lewis Anderson
Construction Code Services

Phone

612-673-3025

Address

Public Service Building
250 Fourth St. S., Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Inspection Services

Special Event Permits

Phone

612-673-3000

Address

Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 510A
Minneapolis, MN 55415