Building Permits and Inspections

Building Department COVID-19 UPDATES

We appreciate your patience as the Public Works building remains closed to the public. Our office staff continues to work remotely to process all permits in a timely manner. 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 Our fax machine has temporarily been turned off, so do not send any correspondence via fax. Review the below information before submitting permits to avoid delays in processing. Incomplete submittals may be returned to you.

Residential Permit Information (PDF)

Commercial Permit Information (PDF)

Electrical Permit Information (PDF)

Inspection Information

Our building inspectors continue to do essential inspections, commercial inspections and inspections in unoccupied homes. The recommendations are fluid so please check back for current information or contact us.

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)
  • 2015 MN Plumbing Code
  • 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.