Building and Inspections

Due to the update from the State of Minnesota on the allowance of additional services beginning to reopen on June 1st - requests for Building/Space Occupancy should be sent to PlanReview@BloomingtonMN.gov Once the email is received a plan reviewer will review the size of the space and will respond within 24 hours. 

The City of Bloomington no longer accepts paper applications. Please register and apply via our online portal at blm.mn/portal. If you have any questions about how to register, please call 952-563-8930

Building codes enforced by the City of Bloomington

The City of Bloomington adopts the building codes that the State of MN Department of Labor and Industry has set forth. 

The 2020 Minnesota State Building Code is effective March 31, 2020, except for the Minnesota Mechanical Fuel Gas Code, which is effective April 6, 2020.

The complete content of the building codes are available via this link: https://www.dli.mn.gov/business/codes-and-laws/2020-minnesota-state-building-codes 

The MN Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) issues building, electrical, and plumbing and many other trade contractor licenses. Minnesota law requires that most residential building contractors, re-modelers, roofers and manufactured home installers obtain state licenses. To verify DOLI licensing, visit Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

Trade contractors performing mechanical, HVAC, and gas-related work in Bloomington must obtain a contractor license through the Building and Inspections division at the City of Bloomington. Please visit the Trade Testing and Contractor Licensing  page for more information.