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Certified building official  A person with this certification may serve as the designated building official for any municipality. The certification is considered a master license.
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Every municipality must designate a building official to administer the State Building Code. A municipality may designate no more than one building official responsible for code administration defined by each certification category created by statue or rule. Two or more municipalities may partner to designate a building official for administering the provisions of the code within their communities. 
Categories: certified building official, designated building official
Industrialized or modular buildings are structures manufactured at a location other than the permanent site of occupancy. They include, but are not limited to: modular buildings that are factory-built single-family and multi-family housing and non-residential structures such as detached classrooms and communications and power equipment buildings.
Categories: industrial buildings, modular buildings, State building code, installation plans.
Construction of prefabricated buildings, which is governed by the Minnesota State Building Code, are those structures that are intended for use as one- or two-family dwellings or accessory buildings of  "closed construction." Closed construction means they are built so that concealed parts or processes of manufacture can't be inspected at the site without disassembly.
Categories: prefabricated buildings, prefabricated building requirements, State building code, compliance.
The following links are a written explanation or interpretation of a building code provision by the State Building Official. They are shared to provide guidance about code provisions that have shown to be particularly troublesome or that have broad impact on a particular construction feature. However, they aren't  binding. 2016-01 Use and Identification of Toilet Rooms Code Adoption
Categories: code interpretation, state building official, nterpretation, code provisions.
Apply for building plan review online or by submitting a paper application below. Online application for plan review Building, mechanical, sprinkler and fire alarm plan review Municipal plan review (building officials only)
Categories: Building plan review, mechanical plan review, sprinkler plan review, fire alarm plan review
The Construction Codes and Licensing Division will host its fifth annual Building Official Forum from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 21, 2019, at the St. James Hotel in Red Wing, Minnesota. In addition to division updates about apprenticeship and legislation, we will feature a guest speaker to share about the use of drones in building inspection that will include an outdoor demonstration. There is no cost to attend the event. Breakfast is provided and the event is approved for 3 continuing education credits.
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To be recertified as a building official, complete the required continuing education (CE) hours set in Minnesota Rule 1301.0900 during the certification period and then submit the renewal fee. All CE units must be approved by us before they can be used to renew the certification.  Non-seminar activities that qualify for continuing education credits may be submitted for renewal on the continuing education summary report. Continuing education directory
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Complaints must be submitted in writing before an investigation can begin. Use the Consumer Complaint form to help you get started. Be sure to provide the details of the dispute and include as much information as possible, as well as what you would like the contractor to do to resolve your complaint. Include a daytime phone number and your mailing address on the form.