Certificate of Occupancy

Requirements for Permit Application Submittal

How to Submit a Permit Application and Required Information

  1. Permit and Plan Submittal Preferred Method

    Important: Plans must be submitted in the actual size they were drawn. Do not reduce the size of your drawings.

    Plans Larger than 11 x 17

    1. Please email Adeana Anderson at aanderson@blainemn.gov for a dropbox link to submit the application, job specifications, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, civil/utilities plans, soils reports, and energy heat loss.

    2. In addition, please mail or drop off (at Blaine City Hall main entryway), 2 complete paper copy sets to:

      Attn: Building Inspections
      City of Blaine
      10801 Town Square Drive NE
      Blaine, MN  55449

    Plans 11 x 17 or Smaller

    Email plans and documents to plans@blainemn.gov.

Fee & Permit Process

The fee for a Certificate of Occupancy Permit is $60.00
If you come to the counter your application will be processed,  paid for and an inspection will be scheduled with a representative of the business, a building inspector and a fire inspector 3-5 business days after the permit is issued.

If the application and check are mailed in your application will be processed within 24 hours and you will be called to setup an inspection with the building inspector and fire inspector 3-5 business days after the permit is issued.

General Information



  • This permit is required for all new businesses.

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