Information Sheets and Handouts - Building & Inspections

Building Codes

Bloomington City Code

Adopted April 26, 1976, the City of Bloomington City Code is revised frequently.

Building Codes Governing the City of Bloomington

The complete content of the building codes are available on the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (link is external) website.

  • 2015 Minnesota Building Code Administration Chapter 1300
  • 2012 International Building Code with state amendments /Chapter 1305
  • Special Fire Protection Systems/MSBC Chapter 1306
  • 2015 MN Elevator Code Chapter 1307
  • 2012 International Residential Code with state amendments/ Chapter 1309
  • 2015 MN Conservation Code For Existing Buildings Chapter 1311
  • 2012 Residential International Energy Conservation Code with state amendments/Chapter 1322
  • 2012 Commercial International Energy Conservation Code with state amendments/Chapter 1323
  • 2015 MN Accessibility Code Chapter 1341 based on ICC/ANSI A117.1 2009
  • 2015 MN Mechanical & Fuel Gas Code Chapter 1346 (2012 International Mechanical Code)
  • 2016 MN State Plumbing Code/Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code with state amendments/Chapter 7510
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • Minimum Plumbing Fixtures /2012 IBC Chapter 29 as amended
  • Snow Loads/MSBC Rules 1303.1700 (Hennepin County)

Commercial Projects

Residential Projects

Construction Guidelines, Home Survey Requirements

Additions, Decks, Foundations/Footings, Garage/Accessory Building, Stairways

Basement Finishing, Egress Windows, Replacement Windows/Doors, Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Smoke Detectors

Driveway/Off-Street Parking, Driveway Approaches & Curb Cuts

Roofing, Housewrap/Weather Barrier, Stucco, Lead Abatement

Moving a Structure, House, or Garage, Pool/Spa Information

Notching & Hole Boring, Wood Species Charts


HVAC, Mechanical, and Plumbing