Building Permits

General Information

A building permit must be obtained from City Hall prior to beginning any work on a building project. The building inspector receives a copy so the permit does not need to be posted. The permit applicant (homeowner or contractor) is responsible for scheduling all required inspections, as well as a final inspection upon completion of the project. The permit applicant is also responsible for correcting any work that does not meet building code requirements. Building permit fees are based on the valuation of the building project.

If the homeowner or a non-licensed contractor is doing the remodeling/building project, the homeowner needs to sign a Property Owner Release. This form is available at City Hall and can be signed at the time the building permit is taken out or you may print off the downloadable file below and bring to City Hall when you take out your permit.

It is always best to contact our residential building official, Steve Schroeder, to discuss your specific project and determine what permits are required.  For questions on commercial building permits, please also contact Steve Schroeder. Steve’s office hours are Monday – Wednesday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or you may contact him on his cell phone at 218-849-3618 between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Helpful Handouts

To help answer general questions about specific building projects, please refer to the informational handouts listed below. These handouts provide general information for building projects.