Construction Services & Inspections
THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA

Construction Services & Inspections

The ONE STOP SHOP for Planning, Construction Services and Engineering has added a new shared land use management software system that will improve customer service by streamlining the approval process, providing tracking of projects, permits and plan reviews, integrating land information and GIS mapping. The ONE STOP SHOP offers eTRAKiT3, the online portal for information about property, projects, permits and reviews as well as the ability to submit some applications and obtain some permits online.

 Permits

Plan Review

Inspections

Contractor Licensing and Bonding

Required contractor licensing is verified by Construction Services prior to issuance of permits.  Links in this section are to the MN Department of Labor & Industry's website.

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

Generally, owners occupying a dwelling may obtain permits and do construction work.  Licenses are required for all residential building contractors and residential remodelers who contract with a homeowner to construct or improve dwelling. Owners working on their own property must also be licensed if they build or remodel for the sole purpose of speculation or resale.

LEAD CONTRACTOR CERTIFICATION

PLUMBING

A property owner may obtain their own plumbing permit for an owner-occupied single family dwelling.  For other buildings a licensed, bonded plumbing contractor must obtain the permit and do the work.

ELECTRICAL

A property owner may obtain his/her own electrical permit for an owner-occupied single family dwelling with the exception of installing a new service.  A licensed electrical contractor must perform any work involving installation of the main panel or any work ahead of the panel (ie, mast or meter socket).

MECHANICAL

An owner may obtain an HVAC permit for a residential project in the owner-occupied dwelling. Mechanical contractors must have a current bond on file with MN Department of Labor & Industry.  This will be verified during processing of contractor permit applications prior to issuance of the permit  If the project involves installation in a NEW commercial building, engineered mechanical drawings will be required with permit application.

Unified Development Chapter/Zoning Regulations

 

Residential Parking Zoning Regulations

 

Agency Requests for Zoning or Building Code Compliance Verification
Requests from MN Dept of Health or Human Services for Daycares, Salons, etc.

 

Food Service Facilities (Equipment and Procedures)
Fats, Oils and Grease Ordinance

 

Rental, Housing and Fire Code Information

Life Safety Office 218/730-4380

The following are administered and enforced by the Life Safety Office located at 615 W. 1st St., Duluth MN 55802. Please contact the Life Safety office directly for information on these topics.

 
Wendy Rannenberg
Supervisor Construction Services
City Hall, Room 210
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 730-5159, Fax: (218) 730-5901

[  CONTACT  ]

Dan Nelson
Designated Building Official
dwnelson@duluthmn.gov
210 City Hall, 411 West First St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 730-5240
Fax: (218) 730-5901


Keith Hamre
Director
Planning & Construction Services
khamre@duluthmn.gov
Phone: (218) 730-5297


Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon.-Fri.
No new business after 3:45 pm 

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