The Inspections Department employs 19 full-time staff members, including inspectors with specialties in building, housing and health codes, as well as service counter technicians and administrators. This department is responsible for:
Issuing permits for construction.
Inspecting new construction and remodeling projects for compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical system standards in Minnesota State Building Code.
Inspecting homes and commercial buildings prior to sale to ensure property in St. Louis Park is in good condition.
Licensing dogs, tobacco sales and mechanical contractors.
Enforcing sections of the City Code related to nuisances and zoning.
Inspecting the city’s 8,000 multi-family rental units and 900 one- and two-family non-owner occupied units twice a year.