Mechanical Permits

Mechanical permits will be issued to MN Bonded mechanical contractors and homeowners completing their own mechanical work only. The applicant must be completing the work. 

Please review the mechanical permit types listed below and select the best fit for your project. For permits requiring plan review, include all required submittals to help avoid delays.

For permits requiring plan review, include all required submittals to help avoid delays.

IMPORTANT: Electronic submittal document files are required to be named appropriately to ensure efficient permit processing. Review Naming Submittal Documents prior to starting ePermit process to ensure all files are labeled appropriately. See all related ePermit submittal and resubmittal requirements to help avoid delays in processing. 

Required Submittals - Documents required to be uploaded into ePermit portal at the time of application. Applications with incomplete submittals will be rejected and delayed. Project address shall be displayed on all submittal documents, forms and drawings. Applications with incomplete submittals will be delayed. 

All documents must be flattened, scanned or printed and unlocked in pdf format. Open fillable forms or documents with open control points cannot be accepted.

  1. Building Plans – Per MN Rules 1300, plans shall be dimensioned and drawn upon suitable material. Complete set of plans including structural and braced wall design, floor layout, cross sections, elevations, and energy. Plans shall be uploaded as one multipage complete set (not individual sheets), individual sheet uploads will not be accepted. The following details shall be identified on all Residential 1 or 2 Family Home plans:
    • All dimensions and elevations, rooms shall be labeled, unfinished areas shall be labeled as such
    • Footing and foundations sizes (width and height at all locations) with all reinforcing bar placement details on foundation sheet. If foundation information is provided on separate submittal, plans shall reference the document the foundation design details can be found on. Include the corresponding document sheet/page number at each foundation wall section as applicable. 
    • All header and beam sizes shall be shown on plans. If provided on separate submittal, plans shall reference the document the header and beam sizes are provided on. Include the corresponding document sheet/page number at each header or beam location.
    • Wall bracing design shall be in accordance with R602.10 or by licensed structural engineer - shall include property wind exposure category per R301.2.1.4, locations braced wall lines, size/location of panels, method of bracing and calculations.
    • When unique design methods are being used, it is best to include as much information as possible on the plans
    • Include all energy code details on plans
  2. Energy Code Compliance Certificate  (PDF) - Type of print neatly. Must be completed in entirety, as applicable to the area of new construction
  3. Heat Loss, Combustion Air & make-up Air Calculations  (PDF) - Complete Heat loss calculations, combustion and ventilation air for upload
  4. Engineered Design - Engineered design shall be submitted if construction cannot be verified by the minimum prescriptive requirements of the Minnesota Building Code. Design shall be sealed by a structural engineer licensed in the state of Minnesota.
  5. Specifications - Provide product installation specifications if any materials or fasteners require specific manufacturers’ specifications for installation.