Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, and until further notice:
Community Planning & Economic Development Customer Service Center (CSC) – also known as Minneapolis Development Review (MDR) – will not accept any dropped off, faxed, or mailed paper permit applications or other supporting documentation such as plans, construction documents, etc.
View electronic permit submittal options
To keep our buildings safe, the City and the State of Minnesota regulate:
The City of Minneapolis enforces national and international codes adopted by the State of Minnesota.
As of March 31st, 2020, Minnesota has adopted new building codes. The 2020 MN Mechanical and Fuel Gas Code took effect on April 6th, 2020. We explain which codes this effects and what you need to know for pulling permits.
- Guide to the Minnesota State Building Code
- View State Building Code
- State Electrical Code
- State Plumbing Code
- Minnesota’s Bookstore
Your building project may require one or more permits before you can begin work.
You can see a list of permit types and fees in the Title 5 Fee Schedule.
Before beginning a project, contact Minneapolis 311 to see if you need a permit. For projects using a contractor, the contractor is responsible for getting the permit.
Some projects require the following before we can issue a permit:
- Site plan
- Zoning site review
- Inspections plan review