New Construction


If a contractor is constructing the house, the city requires the contractor to be licensed with either the state or the City of Maplewood.


Documentation required when applying for the building permit:
  • Building permit application (PDF)
  • Project valuation - cost of materials and labor
  • 3 complete sets of construction plans (including wall section detail) - current building code is the 2012 IRC
  • 3 copies of a certified land survey signed by a registered land surveyor
  • Grading, drainage and erosion control plan for the site - grading permit application
  • Legal description of the property
  • Energy calculations
  • Names of general contractor, masonry contractor and excavator (they must be licensed before a building permit is issued)
  • Engineering documentation on manufactured trusses to be provided and approved by the city before installation
  • Separate permits required for Plumbing, HVAC, Electric, Sanitary Sewer