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Building and Inspections

Effective September 1, 2019

In order to provide our customers with a more efficient, streamlined permitting process, the City of Bloomington will no longer accept paper or PDF applications beginning September 1, 2019.

This change will also promote a more sustainable environment by reducing our paper waste.

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

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.