Basement & Room Finish

Requirements for Permit Application Submittal


  • Application (PDF)
  • 1 Diagram or drawing of the Basement floor plan - include:
    • Designated use and size of each room.
    • Location and size of windows.  Egress window required in each sleeping room.
    • Closet locations
    • Show location of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
    • Bathroom layout.
  • NOTE:  If the plans and details are not complete or information is missing the time to process your permit will be extended or it maybe returned if e-mailed in.

How to Submit a Permit Application and Required Information


  • Come to the counter between 8:00am and 4:30pm to drop off in person.
  • Submit by Email
  • Mail to:
    Attn: Building Inspections
    City of Blaine
    10801 Town Square Drive NE
    Blaine, MN  55449

Fee & Permit Process


The Fee for a Basement Finish Permit is $60/room with a maximum fee of $150. Plus a state surcharge of $1.00 for Building, $1.00 for Mechanical and $1.00 for Plumbing.  The permit is an all-inclusive permit.  The Plumbing, Mechanical and Building work are all included in 1 permit.
  • Fee Schedule (PDF)
  • Review time is 5-7 business days.  During the busy construction months longer delays may occur.
  • Once your plan has been reviewed you will be contacted to come pickup and pay for your permit.
  • When your permit has been paid for and you have the approved plans, you may start your work and schedule inspections. 
  • When scheduling Inspections please plan at least 2 business days out.  During the busy construction months longer delays may occur.   

General Information


  • If the homeowner is hiring contractors such as a plumber please put the name of the contractor on the application sub-contractor list.
  • If adding a fireplace please designate on the application make and model.
  • The Electrical permit is obtained through the State of MN.
  • Get an Electrical Permit