The department includes; the Building Official, whose primary responsibilities are code administration, building related plan reviews, and site inspections; the Fire Marshal, whose primary responsibilities are fire related plan reviews, fire safety inspections, and site inspections; and the Zoning Administrator, whose primary responsibilities are determining zoning compliance and code enforcement.

Permits are required before most construction-related projects may begin. If you are unsure whether a project requires a permit, or don't know which permits are required, contact the Inspections Department at 507-616-7400 or at for assistance.


Electrical inspections and permits are administered by the State of Minnesota. Follow the State of MN instructions to obtain an electrical permit or schedule an electrical inspection.

Schedule an Inspection

To schedule inspections, contact the Inspections Department at 507-616-7400 or fill out the form below. Please allow 24 hours for inspections for increased chances of availability.

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