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Construction - Lobby and Field House - 11.5.13Woodbury uses a combination permit.
Separate permits will only be required on jobs where there is no related combination building permit.

The Inspections Division is conducting as much
business as possible through non-contact, digital options.

Commercial Applications shall be submitted via email at
Residential Applications submitted by a licensed contractor, shall be submitted through our online Permitting Portal.
Homeowners that are acting as their own contractor,
Please submit your application information via email at
Electric permits shall be submitted via email or snail mail. 

The issuance of building permits and related inspections may be modified or delayed due to current circumstances. Please give us a call if you have any questions, as our procedures may have changed.

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The Building Inspections Division is responsible for the application and enforcement of the building codes and related ordinances regulating construction, alterations and the use of buildings within the city.

2020 MN State Building Codes shall take effect
on or after March 31, 2020.

Building codes currently in effect for Woodbury MN:
2020 MN State Building Code
2015 MN Plumbing Code
2020 MN Mechanical & Fuel Gas Code
2020 MN Fire Code
2020 MN Residential Energy Code
2017 National Electrical Code
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the current building codes.

Building Permits are required for many building projects, including new construction, additions, structural changes, decks, finished basements, pools, demolition, roofing, siding, and window replacement. Many projects require a plan review. Permit fees are paid at the time the permit is issued.

Residential permit information
Commercial permit information

A permit is required for all Solar Photovoltaic Systems. Visit the MN DLI website for frequently asked questions.

Effective June 1, 2017, electrical inspections are required on all siding jobs.
Visit the MN Department of Labor and Industry website for information regarding electrical inspections and siding projects.

What time do inspections take place?

Morning inspections are typically a window between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. - Call by 9 a.m.
Afternoon inspections are typically a window between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. - Call by 1 p.m.
Inspections are conducted on site, or virtually via FaceTime or Google Duo.

Electrical inspections shall be called in by 9 a.m. for a same-day inspection. 
Electrical inspections are typically a window between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Electric inspections are conducted on site.

Contractors must have a current state license on file with the city. 
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If you are unsure if your project requires a permit, please call the Building Inspection Division at (651) 714-3543 or send an inquiry to

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