New Buildings

  1. Step 1 - Review and Prepare
  2. Step 2 - Create an Account/PRO
  3. Step 3 - Apply
  4. Step 4 - Review and Payment
  5. 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.

  • Plans and Job Specifications
  • Civil/Utilities Plans
  • Supporting Documents
  • Site and Landscape Plan/Survey
  • SAC Determination Form

Hard Copy Delivery

Along with uploading PDFs of plans and required submittals, two (2) full-size hard copies of all submittals plus One (1) additional set of Civil/Utility hard copy plans 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.

General Information

  • All sub-contractors must be licensed before the building permit will be issued.
  • SAC determination must be back from the Metropolitan Council before the building permit will be issued.
  • State projects are state owned buildings, a school district project, or charter school project the cost of which is $100,000 or more, or a state licensed facility such as nursing home, supervised living facility, hospital, free-standing outpatient surgical center, correctional facility, residential hospice, or boarding care.

Related Documents

  1. How many sets of plans are required for permit submittal?
  2. Do plans need original signatures or are electronic signatures okay?
  3. Do plans need to be embossed by an architect and engineer?
  4. What is the current review period for drawings?
  5. What is the current review period for responses to the building department comments?
  6. Is express plan review available?
  7. Do permit drawings need to be submitted to any additional departments such as the Fire Marshal, State Review, etc.?
  8. Is a demolition permit available prior to the building permit?
  9. Does a general contractor need to be awarded prior to submittal for permit?
  10. 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?
  11. Once the general contractor is awarded for new building and addition permits, how are they added as the responsible party/applicant for the permit?
  12. Are insurance certificates or bonds required at the time of submittal? If so, by whom?
  13. Are separate applications required by the subcontractors? If so, by whom?
  14. Is landlord approval required for submittal? If so, at permit submittal or at permit issuance?
  15. Can we receive our permit without the landlord’s work being completed and approved?
  16. Are low voltage permits required?
  17. Are low voltage permit applications required at the time of building permit submittal for the release of the building permit?
  18. Do fire alarm and sprinkler drawings need to be submitted with the building permit application?
  19. Do the fire protection subcontractors need to prepare drawings, cut sheets, and calculations for building permit submittal?
  20. Can the submittal be mailed in?
  21. Can the submittal be made in person?
  22. Does the building department offer expedited services or work with any specific expeditors?
  23. Is a plan check fee do at the time of permit submittal?
  24. Are permit fees due at the time of submittal or permit pick up?
  25. Are there any additional fees to be aware of?
  26. What other items may be required prior to the building permit being issued?
  27. Current building codes being used:
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