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Building & Moving Structures

House Construction


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)