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New Building and Addition Permits - Separate submittals and permits are required for plumbing, mechanical, fire sprinkler systems, and utilities as applicable are included in the building permit.
Electrical Permits and Inspections - Administered through the MN State Board of Electricity.
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Electronic signatures are acceptable.
Three (3) to four (4) weeks (worst-case scenario) first come, first serve basis.
Plans will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Two (2) to three (3) weeks (worst-case scenario).
If so, what are the requirements?
No, however separate submittals and permits are required for plumbing, mechanical, and fire suppression systems.
Electrical permits and inspections are through the MN State Board of Electricity.
SAC determination must be submitted to the Met Council.
Hospitals need to be reviewed by the State.
If so, what are the requirements?
One (1) set of complete plans will need to be uploaded to https://blaine.ims16.com/ims/Account/Login when applying for your permit.
New Building and Addition PermitsNo.
All Other Commercial PermitsThe General Contractor will apply and plan review will begin prior to listing of subcontractors. However, all subcontractors need to be properly licensed in order to be listed in the contacts page of the permit application prior to permit issuance. A permit will not be issued without all subcontractors being listed and properly licensed.
In the Files tile of the permit application, there will be a GC Acknowledgement form that the applicant will need to download and send to the GC once awarded. The applicant will need to upload the completed GC acknowledgement form back to the Files tile. Within two business days, the GC and the applicant will be updated to reflect the new GC and directions will be sent to the GC on how to link to the permit.
They will be required at the time of licensing. See City License Requirements, for details.
Landlord approval is required at permit submittal for a demolition permit.
If there is a landlord permit, one (1) tenant finish permit may be permitted, prior to the completion of the landlord work only if the same General Contractor and sub-contractors are being used for both the landlord permit and the tenant finish permit.
Electrical permits and inspections are through the MN State Board of Electricity. Questions regarding low voltage work are to be directed to the MN State Board of Electricity.
No – separate permits and submittals are through Fire Inspections in Community Standards.
No. One (1) set of complete plans will need to be uploaded to https://blaine.ims16.com/ims/Account/Login when applying for your permit.
No. Plan review is done in the order in which the plans are received.
Tenant Finish PermitsNo.
For some projects going through the Planning Department site plan approval process, a portion of the plan review is collected up front.
Building permit fees are due at permit approval.
A SAC determination is required by Metropolitan Council Environmental Services which may result in additional fees. Please see the details on the application.
The following list could vary depending upon the project’s scope of work. Some items may not apply to the project. Other projects may require items not listed below.