- Step 1 - Review and Prepare
- Step 2 - Create an Account
- Step 3 - Apply
- Step 4 - Review and Payment
- Step 5 - Schedule an Inspection
Review and Prepare
The following documents need to be available for upload during the online application process. Please note, all documents need to be in a PDF format.
- Site Plans and Details
- Copy of the Notification of Intent to Perform a Demolition form which the applicant sent to the MPCA
All demolitions require notification to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency regardless of whether asbestos is present in the structure. By submitting the online demolition permit to the City of Blaine, the applicant will be acknowledging the following:
- MPCA Notification of Asbestos Related Work (PDF)
The applicant will acknowledge that the MPCA has been notified by sending them the MPCA Notification of Asbestos Related Work form.
- MPCA Demolition Notification Form (PDF)
The applicant will acknowledge that the MPCA has been notified by sending them the Notification Of Intent To Perform A Demolition form.
- The applicant will acknowledge that all Minnesota Pollution Control Agency pre-renovation or demolition requirements will be followed.
Hard Copy Delivery
Along with uploading PDFs of plans and required submittals, two (2) full-size hard copies of all submittals are also required prior to plan review.
Deliver/mail hard copies of plans and other submittals to:
Blaine City Hall
Attn: Building Inspections
10801 Town Square Drive NE
Blaine MN 55449
Please include a cover sheet with the following information:
- Permit Number (B20-00xx)
- Project Address (if known)
- Contact Information
Please note that any additional submittals of revisions must be by both hard copy and PDF upload into the IMS permit.
Please Note:Contractors applying for permits on behalf of a homeowner must setupan iMS Account and a Pro Accountbefore continuing with the permit process.
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If no, continue to step 3 on the left.
If yes, create an account.
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Create a PRO Account
A PRO account is for contractors that require any city or state license or registration.
Please note, Architects are able to apply for a permit for new commercial buildings without being a PRO account.
Creating a Pro Account in iMS
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- When scheduling inspections, please plan at least three to four business days ahead.
- Please note, during the busy construction months longer delays may occur.
Information needed before calling to schedule an inspection:
- Permit number.
- Address for the job site.
- Inspection type.
- If you are the homeowner, the name of contractor doing the work is needed.
Login to IMS Account and go to your dashboard.
On your Dashboard, go to My Inspections.
- A list of required inspections can be viewed along with the instructions on how to schedule.
- Do plans need original signatures or are electronic signatures okay?
- How many sets of plans are required for permit submittal?
- Do plans need to be embossed by an architect and engineer?
- What is the current review period for drawings?
- What is the current review period for responses to the building department comments?
- Is express plan review available?
- Do permit drawings need to be submitted to any additional departments such as the Fire Marshal, State Review, etc.?
- Is a demolition permit available prior to the building permit?
- Does a general contractor need to be awarded prior to submittal for permit?
- Does the general contractor and/or subcontractor’s company name need to be entered in the permit application for the submittal to be accepted and plan review to begin?
- Once the general contractor is awarded for new building and addition permits, how are they added as the responsible party/applicant for the permit?
- Are insurance certificates or bonds required at the time of submittal? If so, by whom?
- Are separate applications required by the subcontractors? If so, by whom?
- Is landlord approval required for submittal? If so, at permit submittal or at permit issuance?
- Can we receive our permit without the landlord’s work being completed and approved?
- Are low voltage permits required?
- Are low voltage permit applications required at the time of building permit submittal for the release of the building permit?
- Do fire alarm and sprinkler drawings need to be submitted with the building permit application?
- Do the fire protection subcontractors need to prepare drawings, cut sheets, and calculations for building permit submittal?
- Can the submittal be mailed in?
- Can the submittal be made in person?
- Does the building department offer expedited services or work with any specific expeditors?
- Is a plan check fee do at the time of permit submittal?
- Are permit fees due at the time of submittal or permit pick up?
- Are there any additional fees to be aware of?
- What other items may be required prior to the building permit being issued?
- Current building codes being used: