Minnesota Building Code

Minnesota Permit, Building Code and Licensing Information

Updated: 6/6/21

Minnesota Building Code Agency:

Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry – Construction Codes and Licensing Division
443 Lafayette Road N.
St. Paul, MN  55155

Fax: (651) 284-5749

What is the Current Adopted Minnesota Building Code?

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
  • 2020 National Electric Code (NEC)
  • 2018 International Existing Buildings Code (IEBC)
  • 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED

Plan review, enforcement, inspection is limited to those public buildings and state licensed facilities that are to be constructed in non-code-enforced areas or in those code-enforced areas that don’t have a delegation agreement with the state. “Public building” means a building that is paid for by the state or a state agency regardless of its cost, and any school district building project the cost of which is $100,000 or more. “State licensed facility” means a building that is licensed by the state as a hospital, nursing home, supervised living facility, free-standing outpatient surgical center, correctional facility, boarding care home or residential hospice. Building & energy codes for other types of buildings are enforced at the local level. If the local unit of government adopts any ordinance prescribing standards for new construction, the ordinance must use the edition of the IBC called for by the State.

There are no state inspectors for buildings. Most inspection is by the local officials.

Additional Building Codes by State

State Website https://www.state.mn.us
State Licensing Contractor licensing is required by the State of Minnesota.
State Building Code The State of Minnesota has adopted the 2018 Minnesota Building Code (in reference to 2018 International Building Code, IBC), the 2018 Minnesota Residential Code (in reference to 2018 International Residential Code, IRC), the 2018 Minnesota Mechanical Code (in reference to 2018 International Mechanical Code, IMC), the 2018 Minnesota  Plumbing Code (2012 Uniform Plumbing Code, UPC), and the 2020National Electric Code (NFPA 70).

Minnesota codes are the minimum state – recommended building codes.  The 2018 Minnesota codes are based on the 2018 editions of the I- Codes.

State Licensing Division https://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=Commerce
State Environmental Permit https://www.pca.state.mn.us
Minnesota Building Code by County
Minnesota Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

 


Type
Code Title
Code Adopted
Technical Bases
Applicability
Building
Building Code
2012
2012 IBC
Building
Residential Code
2012
2012 IRC
Fire
Fire Code
2012
2012 IFC
Electrical
Electric Code
2017
2017 NEC
Mechanical
Mechanical Code
2012
2012 IMC
Plumbing
Plumbing Code
Not Adopted
Plumbing
Private Sewage Disposal Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fuel and Gas Code
2012
2012 IFGC
Green
Green Construction Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Energy
Energy Conservation Code
2012
2012 IECC
Building
Property Maintenance Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Building
Existing Buildings Code
2012
2012 IEBC
Plumbing
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
Not Adopted
Accessibility
Accessibility Code
Fire
Wildfire/Wildlife Urban Interface Code
Not Adopted
Zoning
Zoning Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fire Life Safety Code

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