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A building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications. Building permits are beneficial to you and the community and ensure that construction in Red Wing meets local and state codes. By working with a building inspector, you will benefit from their knowledge of building codes to ensure your construction project is built correctly, will be safe, and will last. Safe construction practices help protect you, your family and friends, and your investment.
A building permit must be obtained any time a building or structure is built, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, converted, or demolished. For more information, contact the Permits and Inspections Division.
Permit fees are based on the value of work being done, and are collected to cover the cost of application, the review, and the inspections. A building inspector is available to you should you have any questions concerning your project. Records of your project are maintained to show that code requirements were met, and you will have the personal satisfaction of a job done right.
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Roofing, siding, plumbing and mechanical permits can usually be issued at the time they are submitted. If all of the supporting information is complete, it will take up to one week to get a permit for projects that require plan review such as: decks, basements, etc. It will take a minimum of two weeks to get a permit for a new single family home, major additions and commercial permits. If the application is not complete, it will be a longer wait.
Please factor this approval process time into your projected start date. When in doubt, it is always best to ask before you undertake a project. Building Inspections staff will be happy to assist you. Call 651-385-3623 with any questions.
The Minnesota State Building Code has been adopted into chapter four of Red Wing’s City Code and is enforced and adhered to by the Building Inspection Division. For information pertaining to building standards, codes and rules, visit the the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.