What is a building permit?

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.

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1. What is a building permit?
2. Why are fees charged for a building permit?
3. How long does it take to get a permit?
4. When is a permit required?
5. What other building code resources are available?