Contact Information

Contact Information

Building and Inspections Division


Building and Inspections


The City of Bloomington Community Development Department will be implementing an electronic payment service fee starting January 5th, 2023 as approved by City Council. All electronic payments processed will incur this fee at the time the payment is rendered.

Apply for a permit

Register at to apply for permits. The City of Bloomington no longer accepts paper applications.

If you have questions about how to register or use the online permit portal, please review the two videos below, or contact us by phone (952-563-8930) or email (  

Plan review questions

Submit your plan review questions to

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 is available via this link: 

Trade contractor licenses

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.