Building Permits and Inspections

Building Department UPDATES

Our office staff continues to work to process all permits as quickly as possible. Please allow additional time for processing as we have entered the busy construction season. Below are some helpful hints for submitting applications to avoid delays in the permitting process. As always, you can call us with any questions at 651-249-2300 or send an email to Review the information below before submitting permits to avoid delays in processing. Incomplete submittals may be returned to you. We recommend not emailing most permits at this time due to the backlog. Please call 651-249-2300 with any questions.

Roofing and Siding Permits can be mailed or dropped off with a check. The flat fee for residential roofing or siding permits is $146.00 each. Pictures of underlayment or wrap are required to be printed and posted onsite for the final. You can call for a final inspection after we email you your permit and you have posted the pictures onsite. Roof inspections cannot be done if snow covered. You will be emailed alternate instructions when your permit is issued.

Residential Permit Information (PDF)

Commercial Permit Information (PDF)

Electrical Permit Information (PDF)

Inspection Information

The building inspectors have resumed all in person inspections.

Current Fee Schedule

Click here for our current fee schedule. Feel free to call with any questions before mailing payments.

Responsibility & Purpose

The Maplewood Building Inspection Division reviews plans, issues permits, and conducts inspections under the requirements and guidelines of the State Building Code.

The purpose of the division is to ensure that public safety and health standards related to building construction are maintained for the general welfare of the community. This provides for a safer community for all citizens through proper construction methods and also provides for enhanced neighborhood livability and property values.

Current Codes

The current codes include:

  • 2020 MN State Building Code (March 31, 2020)
  • 2020 MN Plumbing Code (Effective December 17, 2021)
  • 2020 MN Mechanical & Fuel Gas Code (Effective April 6, 2020)
  • 2020 MN Fire Code (March 31, 2020)
  • 2020 MN Residential Energy Code (March 31, 2020)
  • 2020 National Electrical Code

Click to see all MN State Building Codes.