Commercial Solar System Permits

Requirements for Permit Application Submittal

  • Application (PDF)
  • System plans designed by a MN Structural Engineer.  Plans to verify roof structure can support the added weight and snow-drift loads.  Provide manufacturer's installation details.

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

  • Fee is valuation based see fee schedule
  • View the Fee Schedule (PDF)
  • Please allow 5-7 business days for issuance of permit.
  • Once your permit 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 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



  • A separate electrical permit is required through the MN State Board of Electricity.

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