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View the Guide to Collecting and Reporting Permit Surcharges for background information or assistance with the permit surcharge report.

All municipalities that adopt and enforce the State Building Code, regardless of population size, are required to submit a Permit Surcharge Report and fee to DLI. The report includes the total of combined building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing or other code related permits issued, including their valuations, fees and surcharges collected during the previous month or quarter. The report is due by the 15th day following the period in which surcharges were collected (Minnesota Statute 326B.148).

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Fee calculator 

Use this calculator to determine the surcharge fee(s) for:

  • Fixed fee permits less than $2,010.

  • Fixed fee permits more than $2,010.

  • Permits based on valuation for building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical or other permits.

The surcharge fee for a single fixed fee permit under $2,010 is always $1 for each permit.

Single fixed fee permit for fees under $2,010

Single fixed fee permit for fees over $2,010


Single building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical or other permits