Building Division

The Building division administers the State Building Code and ensures that all construction in the unincorporated areas of the county comply with proper building regulations.  The division performs field inspections of residential and commercial structures and the following:
  • Fireplaces
  • Footings
  • Foundations
  • Heating
  • Plumbing
  • Structural Components
For questions or concerns relating to your building project, please contact Kevin Murphy, Building Official, at 507-332-6174, or Ryan Wessner, Building Inspector, at 507-332-6172.

Online Permitting System


If you would like to apply online for permits, visit the Online Building and Zoning Permitting Website

For more information about our Online Permitting System you can read our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


Electrical Permits

Apply online through the State of MN (Click Here)
For more information, contact Minnesota State Electrical Inspector Randy Edel at 507-334-3748.