If you are planning a do-it-yourself project:
- Find out if you need a permit. Projects of any size may require that you get a permit before you begin work. In Minneapolis, homeowners (the owner / occupant of a single family home) can get permits for work they intend to do themselves. For information about permits, see Permits Overview.
Get more information about various types of home projects. See Minneapolis Development Review for Homeowners
Learn about fire safety and requirements for residences. See Minnesota Department of Public Safety fire codes information
Read up on remodeling or construction. Visit the State of Minnesota Commerce Department (select All Publications & Tips)
If you hire someone to do the work and that work requires a permit:
- The person must be licensed to do that particular type of work.
- Rental property, duplexes and non-owner occupied single family houses and townhouses need licensed contractors for permit work.