Minnesota Building Code

Minnesota Permit, Building Code and Licensing Information

Updated: May 21, 2024

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?

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://mn.gov/portal/
State Licensing Contractor licensing is required by the State of Minnesota.
State Licensing Division https://mn.gov/elicense/agencies/#/list/appId//filterType//filterValue//page/1/sort//order/
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


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