Sunday, 23 January, 2022

420 N. Pokegama Ave

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

City Hall: 218-326-7600


In an effort to ensure buildings are constructed to minimum standards for safety and durability Grand Rapids has adopted the Minnesota State Building Code.  Building Safety Division staff reviews building plans and permit applications, issues building permits, and conducts a wide range of field inspections to ensure compliance with the state building code and property maintenance compliance.
Minnesota State Building Code requires an owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure; erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any gas, mechanical, electrical, plumbing system, or other equipment, the installation of which is regulated by the code; or cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit.
The building/zoning permit application and the current department fee schedule are provided below. 


The online building permit application is now available on the City of Grand Rapids Public Access Portal.

NOTE: Permit Portal is only viewable using the Google Chrome Internet Browser. 

TO APPLY – click the image below to access the site – click CONTINUE AS GUEST – sign in with your email address – Choose Online Permit Application


Building/Zoning Permit Application Form


For detailed building permit requirements and general information, click on links below. Contact Building Department directly with specific questions.

Residential Structures



Accessory Buildings, Porches & Decks