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The Inspections Department employs 21 full-time staff members, including inspectors with specialties in building and housing codes, as well as service technicians and administrators. The 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 quality of properties in the city.
  • Licensing dogs, tobacco sales and mechanical contractors.
  • Enforcing sections of the City Code related to nuisances and zoning.
  • Inspecting multi-family rental units and one- and two-family non-owner occupied units.

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Permits and Licenses

Property Ownership