Building Inspections

To schedule an inspection call 507-645-3004

Permit Application
(for all permit types)
Building Inspections
Fee Schedule

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 is the updated published report on building permit activity in Northfield:

Building Permit Activity 1951-2000

Building Permit Activity 2001-2018