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  • Your permit(s) will indicate what inspections are required for your project and when to call for them.
  • You must notify Inspections when each phase is ready for inspection. Schedule all inspections at least 24-48 hours in advance (please have your permit number available). You can reach the Inspections Department between 8 am and 4:30 pm at 763-593-8090.
  • Post the inspection report card on the job site until the final inspection is completed. Make sure it’s protected from the weather.
  • Permits expire after 180 days of inactivity, according to the state building code. If you do not complete the necessary work in the allotted time, the project will be deemed suspended or abandoned, meaning you may need to obtain another permit and pay a new permit fee to continue work.
  • All projects require a final inspection when the work has been completed. Unfortunately, some permit holders fail to request this final inspection, which can result in a permit becoming invalid and a new one needing to be issued.
  • If you hire a professional to work on your property, request verification of final inspection before making final payment. If you’re doing the work yourself, be sure to call for your final inspection to close out your permit—it could save you a headache in the future if you decide to sell your home.
  • For more information, call 763-593-8090.

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Apply Early

If you have a project planned, get your permit early. Waiting until the last minute will delay your project. Permit processing can take several weeks.