Building Inspections

The Building Inspections Department's function is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Northfield by ensuring that proper procedures and building codes are followed in the construction of structures throughout the city.


The department is responsible for issuing construction permits and conducting inspections to ensure compliance with state building code and city ordinance regulating building, mechanical, plumbing, demolition of structures, moving of structures, and manufactured housing. 


The City of Northfield has adopted the 2015 Minnesota Building Code. City Property Maintenance Code, and the City Rental Housing Ordinances are also enforced.


Listed below is the updated published report on building permit activity in Northfield:
Building Permit Activity 1954-2013
Building Permit Activity 2001-2015

Customer Service

We highly value your business and want to make sure you have a timely and professional experience working with Building Inspections and Community Development. If any questions or concerns arise, please contact:

Chris Heineman

Community Planning & Development Director
Email Chris Heineman
Phone: 507-645-3005