Tenant Finish

  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.

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.


General Information



  • All sub-contractors must be licensed before the permit will be issued.
  • SAC determination must be back from Metropolitan Council before the permit will be issued.

Related Documents

  1. How many sets of plans are required for 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 Fire Marshal, State Review, etc.?
  8. Is a demolition permit available prior to the building permit? If so, what are the requirements?
  9. Does a general contractor need to be awarded prior to permit issuance?
  10. Does the general contractor and/or subcontractor’s names need to be stated on the permit application for the submittal to be accepted and plan review to begin?
  11. If yes to above, do general contractor or subcontractor licenses need to be provided at the time of application?
  12. Are insurance certificates or bonds required at the time of application? 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. Do Fire Alarm and Sprinkler drawings need to be submitted with the building permit application?
  18. Do the Fire protection subcontractors need to prepare drawings, cut sheets, and calculations for building permit submittal?
  19. Can the permit application be mailed in?
  20. If the submittal is to be made in person, can we use an expeditor?
  21. Does the building department work with any specific expediters?
  22. Is the general contractor specifically required to submit the drawings?
  23. Is a plan check fee do at the time of permit application?
  24. Are permit fees due at the time of application or permit pick up?
  25. Are there any additional fees that customers should be aware of?
  26. What current building codes are being used?
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