St. Louis County does not administer the Minnesota State Building Code, but does require land use permits for a wide range of activities.
The land use application is used for many types of construction, including but not limited to:
- building, moving, or adding to structures
- changing the height, pitch or projection of a structure
- changing the type of building use (i.e. cabin converted to storage)
- permit extension
- new or replacement foundations (a part of the structure that may be built at a later time, but the permit must be obtained prior to installation of the foundation)