Community Planning & Economic Development

Minneapolis Development Review
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Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Zoning Check and Site Plan




Construction Plan Review


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 Basements

Finishing Basements within Existing Dwelling Units (pdf)

Basement Egress Windows (pdf) – English

Basement Egress Windows (pdf) – Spanish

Meter and Panel Wiring Information

Chapter 244. Maintenance Code (50 pages)

About Permits

Applying for a Permit

Permits Overview

Timeline for Completion

About the Inspections Process

Site Plan

Inspections Process

Forms and Handouts for Basements

Building / Street Use Application for a permit

Basement Egress Windows (pdf) – English

Basement Egress Windows (pdf) – Spanish

Basement Insulation – Home Energy Guide

Finishing Basement Within 1 & 2 Family Dwellings

Basement Wall Finish

Insulation of Concrete Block Foundation Walls

Last updated Jul 18, 2012