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City of Northfield, MN
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Ph: 507-645-8833

Building Inspections
Building Inspections Department
The Building Inspections Department's function is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Northfield by ensuring that proper procedures and building codes are followed in the construction of structures throughout the city.

The department is responsible for issuing construction permits and conducting inspections to ensure compliance with state building code and city ordinance regulating building, mechanical, plumbing, demolition of structures, moving of structures, and manufactured housing. 

The City of Northfield adopted the 2015 Minnesota Building Code at the beginning of 2015. City Property Maintenance Code, and the City Rental Housing Ordinances are also enforced.

Work Permit Application
For more information about work permits, please visit the building permit application process page.

Listed below is the updated published report on building permit activity in Northfield:
Building Permit Activity 1954-2013
Building Permit Activity 2001-2015

Want to schedule an inspection?
Please contact:
Corey Murphy

With general questions please contact:
Corey Murphy, Building Inspector

Jim Kessler, Building Official

Customer Service
We highly value your business and want to make sure you have a timely and professional experience working with Building Inspections and Community Development. If any questions or concerns arise, please contact:
Chris Heineman
Community Planning & Development Director
Building Inspections Department
801 Washington St. South
Northfield, MN 55057

Ph: 507-645-3004
Fx: 507-645-3055

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