Windows/Doors (In Existing Opening)

MN State Building Codes regulates the design, construction, alteration, repairs and demolition. Review all applicable information and handouts prior to applying for permits. 

Review instructions for ePermit registration, pdf file naming requirements, and applying through the ePermit portal prior to applying for permit. See ePermits, How do I.... click here   

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. 

Permit Types

Residential Window/Door Replacement - in existing framed rough opening or window inserts being installed into existing window. Provide description and U-Factor details when applying for permit on line.

Residential New Openings for Window/Door - shall be applied for as a Residential Remodel/Repair permit. See document requirements  Click Here.

Commercial Window/Door Replacement - provide the following submittal documents for plan review.

  • Contacts and Contractors Form - (PDF) - To complete form, type or print neatly. Upload completed contact and contractor form as applicable for the project. Contacts and sub-contractors listed will be notified of permit.
  •  Site Plans -  details shall include location of all replacement windows and doors
  • Building Plans - Provide details on type of wall assembly, construction type, hardware, and materials; including floor plan identifying all windows and/or doors that are being replaced
  • Specifications - Manufacturers’ Specifications

Commercial New Opening for Window/Door - shall be applied for as a Commercial Remodel/Repair permit. See submittal requirements Click Here.


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