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Building and Inspections

** Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, City inspectors will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks while providing all inspection services. The City of Bloomington Building and Inspections requests that homeowners/contractor also wear masks while inspectors are on site and providing inspection services. Thank you **

The City of Bloomington no longer accepts paper applications.

Please register on the online portal and apply for permits at blm.mn/portal. If you have any questions about how to register, please call 952-563-8930 or email: Inspections@BloomingtonMN.gov

For plan review questions submit them 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 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.