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Building and Inspections

Effective September 1, 2018, a Building Permit Application is required for ALL window replacements and ALL exterior door replacements, including the interior fire door from the garage to the house. The overhead garage door itself is not required to be permitted. Permit fees are calculated based on applicant valuation. Please reference the  PDF icon Replacement Windows/Doors FAQs and Permitting Requirements  handout.

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.