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Minnesota – State of Minnesota 

Access to information related to Minnesota business, travel and leisure, health and safety, environment, government, learning and education, living and working. 

Construction Codes and Licensing
Code Services

The section works with the Commerce Department investigating consumer complaints and provides review and assistance to building departments.
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN  55155 
Phone:  651-284-5012 or 800-657-394 Fax: 651-284-5746

Codes and laws

Adoption of the Minnesota State Building Code, Boiler Code, High Pressure Piping Code, Boats-for-hire Code and regulations for residential building contractors. Services include:  state-owned building inspection and plan review, plumbing plan review and inspection, plan review and inspection for industrialized modular buildings, education, elevator inspection, code administration and electrical inspection. Licensing for building officials, manufactured home manufacturers/dealers and installers, electricians, plumbers, residential building contractors, boiler operators, high pressure piping fitters. Enforcement of licensing laws.

Minnesota State Legislature statutes, laws and rules

Resource for information regarding statutes, laws, and rules. Includes frequently asked questions about laws, statutes and rules.

Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (AELSLAGID)  

85 East 7th Place, Suite 160, 
St. Paul, MN  55101 
Phone: 651-296-2388 Fax: 651-297-5310
Code responsibilities:  The AELSLAGID board examines, licenses and regulates the practice of architecture, professional engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience and interior design.

Department of Agriculture 

Minnesota Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street N., St.  Paul, MN  55155 
Phone: 651-201-6000 or 1-800-967-2474
Code responsibilities:  pesticide management, feedlots and useful information.
Department of Commerce Energy Information

Minnesota Commerce Department
85 7th Place E., St. Paul, MN  55101 
Energy Information Center 651-539-1886 1-800-657-3710 (Minnesota only) 
Minnesota Energy Efficiency

Department of Human Services

DHS Central Office
444 Lafayette Road N., 
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone:  651-431-2000
Code responsibilities:  licensing and inspection of care facilities, etc.

Department of Health Services, Facility Certification, Regulation and Licensing

Code responsibilities:  licensing and inspection of health care facility and provider database

Department of Natural Resources 

500 Lafayette Road, St Paul, MN  55155-4040
Phone:  651-296-6157
Code responsibilities:  flood-proofing regulations and shore land management.

Pollution Control Agency 

520 Lafayette Road N., 
St Paul, MN  55155-4194 
Phone 651-296-6300 or 1-800-657-3864
Code responsibilities:  asbestos, storage tanks, feedlots, hazardous spills, solid waste, demolition permits, lead paint, wells, etc.

Department of Public Safety – Minnesota Fire Marshal Division

445 Minnesota Street, Suite 145
St. Paul, MN  55101-5145
Phone 651-215-0500 Fax: 651-215-0525
Code responsibilities:  Minnesota State Fire Code, fire suppression system plan review, contractor and designer licensing, inspections.

Related useful websites

Local organizations

  • AIA - American Institute of Architects – Minnesota 

  • AMC - Association of Minnesota Counties    

  • BAM - Builders Association of Minnesota    

  • FMAM - Fire Marshal's Association of Minnesota    

  • LMC - League of Minnesota Cities    

  • AMBO - Association of Minnesota Building Officials    

  • 10,000 Lakes Chapter    

National organizations

  • U.S. Access Board 

  • ANSI - American National Standards Institute    

  • ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials   

  • DOJ - Department of Justice on the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • HUD - Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • ICC - International Code Council 

  • NAHB - National Association of Home Builders 

  • NFPA - National Fire Protection Association