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Building & Moving Structures

House Construction


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It is important to read the questions carefully! The fee for your project is calculated by the information provided in your online submittal form. Unless you have multiple projects you are proposing, please check only the boxes that pertain to your project. If you are unsure, please don’t hesitate to call our office to discuss your project; we would be happy to walk you through the process. 218-749-7103 or 218-725-5000. Alternately, you may email us at landuseinfo@stlouiscountymn.gov.

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Fact Sheets

Administration of Zoning Township/City


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
  • signs 
  • 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)