Saturday morning, May 18th, the Birdtown Races will have runners on trails and sides of streets. West Broadway will be closed from 7:30-9am. Birdtown website link here        

Sunday morning, May 19th, the Loppet cross country races will start in downtown Robbinsdale - West Broadway will be closed from 7:30-11 am

Building Permits-Inspections

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To Schedule an inspection for construction related permits: #763-531-1268

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    Please Note:  If your project requires a Dumpster/Container, OR if you are placing a POD at the property, a permit is REQUIRED regardless of the items collected, the length of time it is needed and where the container is placed. 

    The City of Robbinsdale Building/Engineering Department is responsible for the administration of the State of MN Building Code which comprises the International Building &/or Residential Code.

    Permits are required for most types of residential or commercial construction (new or alteration), remodeling, home improvements, plumbing and/or mechanical work being done to ensure that the project meets minimum standards to safeguard life, limb, health, property and public safety/welfare by the City of Robbinsdale.  A building Plan Review may be required depending on the scope of work.

    The usual process for obtaining a permit is to complete an application and submit the proper documents to the Building/Engineering Department for review.  This process can take 1-10 days depending of the scope of work.


    We recommend that you involve the Building/Engineering Department in the initial planning of your project to avoid unnecessary problems along the way.  If you are unsure of whom to contact first, what steps to take or whether not a permit is required, please contact #763-531-1268 to speak with the Building Official or a City Engineer. 

    Call or visit Monday through Friday, during the times listed below (no holidays):

    • 8 to 9am
    • 12:30pm to 1:30pm
    • 4:00pm to 4:30pm

    Please Note:  If your project requires a Dumpster/Container, a permit is REQUIRED regardless of the items collected, the length of time it is needed and where the container is placed.   


    Electrical Inspections/Permits are through the MN Board of Electricity. For information and questions please contact the Electrical Inspector Stephen Tokle.

    Do NOT apply for permits for your contractor.  When the contractor signs the permit application, the contractor is agreeing to do the work according to code.  If you sign a permit application, you are liable for correcting the contractor’s work if it should fall short of City or State building code standards.  Make sure your contractor is applying for the permit and is calling for the required inspection.  Inspection cards are issued with most all permits and need to be displayed near the work area.

    If you are approved to conduct the work as the property owner, a “Property Owner’s Affidavit” is required to be signed and submitted along with the permit application.

    Permit Fees:  Fees and surcharges are listed on each individual permit application. 

    Permit Applications & Plan Reviews can be submitted to or faxed to #763-531-1200 or submitted to the Building/Engineering Department directly at City Hall.

    To schedule permit inspections, please call #763-531-1268.  Please have your permit number available.