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In general, a permit is required for most construction projects where something is being built, repaired, replaced, or remodeled. The best way to find out if you need a permit is to contact Building Inspections at (507) 507-3004. Discuss your plans with an inspector before you begin construction to determine needed permits. Permits are usually required for the following: New Buildings; Additions (bedroom, bathroom, basement finish, family room); Residential Work (deck, porch, garage, fence, fireplace, pool, water heater, water softener, furnace replacement); Renovations (garage conversion, basement finish, kitchen expansion, siding, roofing); Electrical; Plumbing Systems; HVAC/Mechanical Systems (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems).
Building or Remodeling
Electrical Inspections in Northfield are performed by the State of Minnesota. For information contact: Randy Edel, State Electrical Inspector , at 507-334-3748.
Electrical Permit and Inspection Checklist information can be found at the following website. Construction Handouts
Building Permit Applications
Building or Remodel
MN Department of Labor and Industry
Accessory Structure Requirements
Property information can be obtained from the Rice County and Dakota County websites. Property Line Information
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