Building and Inspections
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, City inspectors will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks while providing all inspection services.
Apply for a permit
Register at blm.mn/portal 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 (inspections@BloomingtonMN.gov).
How to register
Plan review questions
Submit your plan review questions to PlanReview@BloomingtonMN.gov.
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: https://www.dli.mn.gov/business/codes-and-laws/2020-minnesota-state-building-codes
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.