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Permit Information and Fees

Effective September 1, 2019 the City of Bloomington no longer accepts paper or PDF applications.

This change also promotes a more sustainable environment by reducing paper waste.

The new Permit Portal allows you to 

  • Apply for permits
  • Attach related plans and document submittals
  • Pay fees
  • View or print documents
  • See inspection results

Permit Fee Information

Building Permit Applications received without a named contractor require payment of the plan review portion of fees prior to being accepted.

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, American Express, or Discover card or checks payable to the City of Bloomington.

Residential Electrical

  • Complete wiring new dwelling (includes new electrical service): $150 per dwelling
  • New and upgraded electrical services (includes mast repairs, panel change outs and sub panels): $55
  • Rewiring/remodeling/additions: ($55 for first room, $10 each additional room, $150 maximum)
  • Minor work (includes furnace, A.C., saver switch, siding projects, etc.): $55
  • Minimum fee: $55

Note: State surcharge is $1 for residential permits.

Commercial Electrical

Permit based on job valuation (includes energy management 0 to $50,000 2.5% x job valuation)

  • Minimum fee: $65
  • Plan check fee when the job valuation exceeds $50,000: 10% of permit fee

Note: State surcharge is job valuation x 0.0005 for commercial permits.

Factory, shop or building quarterly permit 

2.5 % X job valuation on quarterly basis

Miscellaneous Electrical Commercial

  • Temporary service during construction: $65
  • Hot tub, pool or spa wiring (commercial/residential):  $65/$55
  • Transitory projects, events, special inspections or re-inspections: $48 per inspection

HVAC

1.5% of job valuation plus state surcharge (state surcharge= job valuation x 0.0005). 

Minimum fees: Residential $55 plus state surcharge; Commercial $65 plus state surcharge. 

Plan review fee: 10% of permit fee when job valuation exceeds $50,000.

Plumbing

2% of job valuation plus state surcharge (state surcharge= job valuation x 0.0005). 

Minimum fees: Residential $55 plus state surcharge; Commercial $65 plus state surcharge.

Plan review fee: 10% of permit fee when job valuation exceeds $50,000.
 

PDF icon Building Permit Plan Check / Fee Schedule

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

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

Community Development transitioned to a paperless permit application and review system.  Access our online portal at Permit Portal

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.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Building and Inspections at 952-563-8930 to have our staff walk you through the permit application process.

Deck, Residential Roofing, Siding

Deck fees are based on calculated valuation.  Please call 952-563-8930 to request fee information.

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.

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. 

Fire Prevention - Daycare or Foster Care, Open Burning

Daycare or Foster Care permit fee = $50
Open Burning permit fee = $55

Special Events - Temporary Fire Marshal, Tent/Canopy

Temporary Fire Marshal permit fee = $55


Tent/Canopy permit fee = $55

Moving a Structure, Parking Lot