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The following list could vary depending upon the project’s scope of work. Some items may not apply to the project. Other projects may require items not listed below.
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Electronic signatures are acceptable.
Three (3) to four (4) weeks (worst-case scenario) first come, first serve basis.
Plans will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Two (2) to three (3) weeks (worst-case scenario).
If so, what are the requirements?
No, however separate submittals and permits are required for plumbing, mechanical, and fire suppression systems.
Electrical permits and inspections are through the Department of Labor and Industry.
SAC determination must be submitted to the Met Council.
Hospitals need to be reviewed by the State.
If so, what are the requirements?
One (1) set of complete plans will need to be uploaded to https://blaine.ims16.com/ims/Account/Login when applying for your permit.
New Building and Addition PermitsNo.
All Other Commercial PermitsThe General Contractor will apply and plan review will begin prior to listing of subcontractors. However, all subcontractors need to be properly licensed in order to be listed in the contacts page of the permit application prior to permit issuance. A permit will not be issued without all subcontractors being listed and properly licensed.
In the Files tile of the permit application, there will be a GC Acknowledgement form that the applicant will need to download and send to the GC once awarded. The applicant will need to upload the completed GC acknowledgement form back to the Files tile. Within two business days, the GC and the applicant will be updated to reflect the new GC and directions will be sent to the GC on how to link to the permit.
They will be required at the time of licensing. See City License Requirements, for details.
New Building and Addition Permits - Separate submittals and permits are required for plumbing, mechanical, fire sprinkler systems, and utilities if applicable is included in the building permit.
Electrical Permits and Inspections - Administered through the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.
Landlord approval is required at permit submittal.
If there is a landlord permit for a shell building, tenant finish permits may be permitted, prior to the completion of the landlord work only if the same General Contractor and sub-contractors are being used for both the landlord permit (shell building permit) and the tenant finish permit.
Electrical permits and inspections are through the MN State Board of Electricity. Questions regarding low voltage work are to be directed to the MN Department of Labor & Industry.
No – separate permits and submittals are through Fire Inspections in Community Standards.
No. One (1) set of complete plans will need to be uploaded to https://blaine.ims16.com/ims/Account/Login when applying for your permit.
No. Plan review is done in the order in which the plans are received.
Building permit fees are due at permit approval.
A SAC determination is required by Metropolitan Council Environmental Services which may result in additional fees. Please see the details on the application. Depending on the size of the building and the amount of BTU's needed to heat the space there may be an additional $1,000 escrow. If the building is designed to 2018 IECC (with MN amendments) and the total mechanical equipment capacity is equal to or greater than 480,000 BTU/H cooling capacity and 600,000 BTU/H heating capacity (approximately 20,000 sq. ft.) If building is designed to ASHRAE 90.1-2016 and has a conditioned floor area greater than 50,000 sq. Ft.