Building Inspection Services

The City of Maple Grove Building Department is responsible for administering the Minnesota State Building Code. This site is intended to provide you, our customer, with information to help you negotiate your way through the permitting process and to make your project a positive experience. Please take the time to browse through our site. If you have any comments or questions regarding our website or your experience with the Maple Grove Building Department, we would appreciate hearing from you.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Building Inspections and Scheduling
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Please have permit number to schedule inspection

How to Determine the Status of Permits and Inspections

Contractors, homeowners, and potential home buyers can search for permits and inspection results for any address right from our website. Go to the City of Maple Grove homepage. In the lower right hand corner under the online services section select the Apply/Search for permits option. On the Apply/Search for permit page select Search for Permit. Enter the house number, start typing the street name and select it from the drop down option and click on search. All permits for this address will be displayed. The issued date, applied date, final date, and expiration date are all visible. To view more detail click on the permit number or inspections link. This is a very convenient and helpful process to verify that the work has been permitted, inspected, and passed.

Preparing for Spring Projects: What Does and Doesn’t Require a Permit

Working on putting together that list of spring projects to complete around the house? Some may require a permit and plan review. Be sure to plan ahead and allow time for this prior to starting the work. Projects requiring a permit and plan review include: decks, swimming pools (in ground and above ground exceeding a value of $500), porches, basement finishes, additions, alterations and remodels. Allow 3-5 business days for plan review. These projects require a permit that can be issued right away: re-roofing, residing, and window or patio door replacements. When in doubt call the building department for clarification 763-494-6060, option 2.

Work that does not include a permit includes interior cosmetic finishes such as painting, wall paper, tiled back splash, floor covering, cabinets, countertops, vanities, interior doors, trim, baseboard, front doors, storm and screen doors. Outdoor projects that do not require permits include retaining walls less than 4 feet in height, residential fences, and sheds that are less than 200 square feet.

Enjoy your projects!