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Permit Information and Fees

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.

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

We think you'll appreciate that you can 1) apply for permits, 2) attach related plans and document submittals, 3) pay fees, 4) view or print documents, and 5) see inspection results via the portal. 
Access our online portal at Permit 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.

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, 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 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

Permit Fee Information

Building Permit Applications received without a named contractor requires 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.

PDF icon Building Permit Plan Check / Fee Schedule

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