As you plan and develop your project, you may work with several city work groups, all working as a team to make your project successful. If you need a place to start, call Construction Services at 218-730-5240 and we’ll get you the answers you need or connect you with the right person.
Construction Services & Inspections
Our goal is to guide you to build safe, durable, energy efficient, accessible buildings. We strive to be the One Stop Shop for development services. CSI processes and routes permit applications and plans, and coordinates the reviews from multiple departments. We keep you informed about your project and are here to help- from the initial research through plan review to the final inspection.
Planning & Economic Development
Planning & Economic Development provides community information and referral services, technical and financial resources, and one on one guidance while integrating land use, long range planning, and community development functions of the City.
The Unified Development Chapter (UDC) is the official body of zoning rules and regulations to guide land use and development in the City of Duluth.
Engineering issues a variety of permits that affect the public infrastructure such as: excavation in City right-of-way, driveway aprons, street and sidewalk obstruction, over-sized loads, new culverts, and sewer, water and gas main extensions and connections. Engineering administers the Fats, Oils & Grease(FOG) ordinance for food service facilities and reviews and coordinates storm water management permits and erosion control permits.
Business licenses are obtained at the City Clerk’s Office. Follow the link above to find out if your business needs a permit through the City Clerk.
Besides fighting fires and issuing permits for fire related activities, the fire department administers Duluth’s rental licensing ordinance, property maintenance code, solid waste compliance enforcement, operational permits for businesses, and vacant building registration program. CSI routes certain plan submittals to the fire marshal for review for compliance with the fire code.