Minnesota Permit, Building Code and Licensing Information
Minnesota Building Code Agency:
Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry – Construction Codes and Licensing Division
443 Lafayette Road N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
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.
|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|
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