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Permit Applications and Fees

The City of Bloomington uses an online permit portal. Once registered, applicants may apply for permits through the portal, attach related plans and document submittals, pay fees, view or print documents, and see inspection results via the portal. Please don’t hesitate to contact Building and Inspections at 952-563-8930 to have our staff walk you through the portal registration and permit submittal process.

Applicants may register online via the Permit Portal or completed and signed permit applications may still be e-mailed to (please allow 48 hours for non-building related permits to be issued).

Building, Demolition, Foundation, Grading, Roofing Commercial, Structural

Effective January 1, 2018, Community Development began transitioning to a paperless permit application and review system for building permit applications. If you would like to submit an electronic building plan set, please call 952-563-8930 for a staff person to assist you.

Effective April 1, 2018, any Building Permit Application received without a named contractor will require payment of the plan review portion of the fees prior to the application being accepted.

Deck, Roofing, Siding, Swimming Pool/Spa

  • PDF icon Deck Permit
  • Driveway - to obtain this permit, please call the Planning Division at 952-563-8920.
  • Roofing or Siding (residential only) - a separate Electrical Permit Application may be required for siding related work. Electrical work must be done by a licensed master electrician or the homesteaded owner.
  • PDF icon Swimming Pool/Spa

Residential Roofing permit fee = $100 flat fee
Residential Siding permit fee = $150 flat fee
Residential Roofing and Siding combined permit fee = $250 flat fee

Electrical, Mechanical/HVAC, Plumbing

A separate Electrical Permit Application must be submitted along with trade applications for the following: Mechanical/HVAC Permit Application for work that includes reconnects (e.g. furnace wiring), Plumbing Permit Application for work involving electric water heaters, Roofing or Siding Permit Application for work involving outside fixtures.

Fire Alarm, Fire Suppression, Tank/Pipe Installation or Removal

Fire Prevention - Daycare or Foster Care, Open Burning

Daycare or Foster Care permit fee = $55
Open Burning permit fee = $55

Special Events - Temporary Fire Marshal, Tent/Canopy

Moving a Structure, Parking Lot

Permit Fee Information

Effective April 1, Building Permit Applications received without a named contractor requires payment of the plan review portion of fees prior to being accepted.

Minimum fees and fee calculations can be found on the back of most permit applications. Electrical, Mechanical/HVAC, and Plumbing trade permits have minimum residential and commercial fees along with an added state surcharge. Other fees (e.g plan review fees) may apply.

The City of Bloomington accepts credit card payment by Visa, Master Card or Discover card or checks payable to the City of Bloomington.

PDF icon Building Permit Plan Check / Fee Schedule

PDF icon Fire Suppression and Fire Alarm Permit Plan Check / Fee Schedule