Community Planning & Economic Development

Minneapolis Development Review
250 S. 4th St., Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-3000

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Finishing an Attic Space

At-a-glance

Is a ...

Required?

Permit

Yes

Contractor

No*

Zoning Check and Site Plan

Yes

Inspection

Yes

Construction Plan Review

Yes

Homeowners can perform work on their own properties without a contractor

Before You Start

Look at these pages:

Requirements for Additions and Alterations (pdf)

Minimum Standards for Dwellings (pdf)

Interior Remodeling or Alterations

Finding a licensed contractor

Hiring a Residential Contractor – what do I need to know? (pdf)

Site Plan

Zoning Approval

About Attics

Converting 2nd Floor Attic Space to Bedrooms (pdf)

Chapter 244. Maintenance Code (50 pages) (pdf)

About Permits

Applying for a Permit

Permits Overview

Timeline for Completion

About the Inspections Process

Site Plan

Inspections Process

Forms and Handouts for Attics

Attic Bypasses – Home Energy Guide

Second Floor Attic Bedrooms – Single-Family Dwellings (pdf)

Building Application for a permit

Last updated Sep 27, 2011