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Building Permits and Inspections

Permits required

Permits are required before most construction projects begin.  Permits issued by the City include:

If you are unsure whether a project requires a permit, contact one of these groups.

Permit type and information Who to contact
Building Brooklyn Park Building Inspections
763-488-6379
Electrical Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
651-284-5026
Fire protection Brooklyn Park Fire Department
763-493-8020

 

Permit application and plans

A permit application and two sets of plans should be submitted well in advance of the project start date. You may download permit application forms from the document tabs on the right. Building code and submittal informational handouts can also be found to the right. Some projects do not require plans to be submitted, such as residential siding and roofing. For submittal questions, contact the Building Inspections Department.

Phone and email

Building Inspections Department
763-488-6379
Fax: 763-493-8171
Email the Building Inspections Department

Inspections

You will be given an inspection card when you obtain your permit. The inspection card will list the inspections needed for your project, along with the phone number to call to schedule inspections. Always schedule as far in advance as possible to insure you receive the inspection date and time you desire.

Always have the job site address and permit number available when calling to schedule an inspection. To schedule an inspection call:

Inspection type Who to contact
Building, plumbing, mechanical and all others Brooklyn Park Building Inspections
763-488-6379
Electrical Pete Tokle
763-754-2983
Monday-Friday 7:00-8:30 a.m.
Fire Brooklyn Park Fire Department
763-493-8020

 

Licenses:

Residential License

Minnesota law requires that most residential building contractors, remodelers, roofers and manufactured-home installers obtain state licenses. Specialty contractors who perform only one special skill (for example: concrete and masonry, carpentry or interior finishing) are exempt from state licensing.  The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry licenses and regulates contractors.

Look up a contractor’s license status  

As a home owner, if you decide to apply for a building permit yourself, you will be acting as the “owner/builder.”  By taking the permit out yourself, you become the general contractor. You assume all legal liabilities for the job, including workers’ compensation insurance, state and federal withholding taxes, permits, scheduling and a number of other responsibilities.

Contractor Recovery Fund

Licensed contractors and remodelers must contribute to the Contractor’s Recovery Fund. The fund reimburses homeowners who obtain a court judgment against a licensed contractor and are unable to collect on the judgment. Homeowners who use unlicensed contractors do not have access to the fund. Licensed roofers and manufactured-home installers do not participate in the Contractor Recovery Fund, but they are required to have surety bonds. 

Get more information on the Contractor Recovery Fund

Plumbing License

Plumbing contractors must be licensed by the State of Minnesota per MSBC Chapter 4715. Plumbers need to provide a copy of the license to the city.

Mechanical License

A license must be obtained from the City Building Official.

Sign Hanger License

A license must be obtained from the City Building Official.

Sewer and Water License

The contractor must be licensed through The State of Minnesota as a plumber or pipe layer.

Resources

Visit the State's Construction Codes and Licensing website

Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone and email

Building Inspections Department
763-488-6379
Fax: 763-493-8171
Email the Building Inspections Department

 
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