Under the direction of the Building Official, the building inspection program administers building permits and inspections.
Building permits are required for buildings or structures that are:
*This also includes decks, garages, porches, fences, sheds, driveways, basement remodeling, egress windows, replacement siding, windows and roofing.
Permits are required as well for electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning work.
New construction, additions, alterations or repairs to a residential occupancy also require a smoke alarm be installed.
A list of all the different Building Department Applications can be found at the Application Webpage. Permits submitted that required a plan review typically take up to 10 working days to process and approve the permit for issuance. Some applications may take longer due to special provisions or conditions.
The following applications generally do not require plan review and can be issued over the counter:
Permit Fees range based on the type of permit being pulled. HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing have flat fees while building permits are generally based on valuation. To get an estimate of a building permit please call the Building Department at 651-490-4683.
Building, plumbing and HVAC inspections are conducted between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Inspection requests must be submitted a minimum of 2 working days prior to the desired inspection date.
Inspections may be arranged by completing the online request form (see request an Inspection below) or by calling the recorded inspection request line at 651.490.4685 and leaving a message that includes the address, a contact phone number in case of a conflict, type of inspection, permit number, day and time of the inspection request. Confirmations are only made when inspections are scheduled online, or if there is a conflict when requesting by phone.
Scheduled inspections will be performed as close to the scheduled time as possible, typically within 30 minutes of the requested time. You can verify whether an inspection is scheduled for the time requested on the inspection request line typically within 24 hours after the inspection has been requested.
Electrical inspections are contracted and performed by Tokle Inspections. Call 763.754.2983 between 7-8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, or at tokleinspections.com.
Permits submitted that required a plan typically take 5 to 7 days to process and approve the permit for issuance. Some applications may take longer. Permits for siding, roofing, windows or other projects that do not require a plan review may be issued over the counter.
To see if your permit is ready to be picked up, visit BSA Online. Once there, on the left hand side there is a link titled "Building Department Search". Click on that and enter the address of the property.
Permits are available for pick up between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Contractors may apply and pay for simple residential Building, HVAC and Plumbing permits online through the City of Shoreview Pay Online app. Contractors must be registered with the Building Inspection Division and have current state license information on file.
Click on Apply for a Building Permit. A new screen will open on BS&A Online to setup your account with username and password. Next you will enter a contractor Web Pin ID# to connect with the online permit system. Call 651-490-4683 for your web pin. On the left menu, Click Apply for a Permit. Select the project address and fill in the online application form. After a permit has been applied and paid for, you will receive a confirmation followed by the permit via email.
If you have questions, contact the Building Inspection Division at email@example.com or 651-490-4683.
The State Building Code applies throughout the State of Minnesota. The City's Building Official enforces the Building Code. Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical installations are also regulated by the State and enforced by the City.
The International Code Council (ICC) is a professional organization which develops uniform building codes, provides certification and educational opportunities to local building officials and other industry professionals, and assists in the acceptance of new building products.
The 10,000 Lakes Chapter and the Association of Minnesota Building Officials of the ICC provides educational opportunities, legislative affairs and code development assistance to building professionals in Minnesota.
The Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) represents builders, remodelers and associated industries. The Association works to improve home building throughout the State.
The State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry licenses building contractors, provides information to consumers about choosing and hiring a building contractor, and investigates complaints against contractors.