Demolition (Residential)

How to Submit a Permit Application and Required Information

  1. Permit and Plan Submittal Preferred Method

    Email the application and supporting paperwork requested to plans@blainemn.gov.

    Do not send a credit card authorization form, Building Inspections will contact you for payment method when the permit is approved.

Fee & Permit Process

The fee for a demolition permit is $75 plus $1 state surcharge plus a $2,000 escrow cleanup fee that will be returned within 2 weeks of the cleanup inspection.  
  • Fee Schedule (PDF)
  • Review time is 5-7 business days.
  • 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 day out.  During the busy construction months longer delays may occur.   

General Information


  • Make sure to schedule your cleanup inspection so your escrow fee is returned to you.

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