Building Inspection

Department Responsibilities
The Building Inspection Department is responsible for the application and enforcement of the building codes and related ordinances regulating construction, alterations and the use of buildings within the city. The department is also responsible for administering the property maintenance code and licensing of rental housing.
A building structure under construction
Inspections can be arranged by contacting the Building Inspection Department. Please allow 24 hours notice and indicate the type of inspection, address and permit number when calling. Read a list of inspections that we typically perform.
  1. Commercial Construction

    Learn how to schedule an inspection for your next commercial construction project.

  2. Contractor Information

    The State of Minnesota requires licenses for residential building contractors or remodelers, roofing contractors, plumbers and electricians.

  3. Demolition Permits

    Demolition of a structure cannot begin until utility disconnects have been verified.

  4. Electrical Permits

    Permits are required for all electrical wiring in Wayzata.

  5. Fire Alarms & Fire Suppression Permits

    Learn about fire suppression system installation and who to contact with questions.

  6. HVAC Permits

    Permits are required for most mechanical work, including the installation or replacement of HVAC systems and components.

  7. Minnesota State Codes

    Locate building and construction code information for the State of Minnesota.

  8. Plumbing Permits

    Plumbers are required to have a current state license on file with the city prior to starting any work.

  9. Public Utility Connections

    Public Utility Permits are separate from permits required for work done within a building.

  10. Rental Licenses

    The Rental Dwelling Licensing program helps ensure that all rental dwelling units meet minimum standards to protect public health, safety and welfare.

  11. Residential Building Permits

    Find forms and applications for residential building projects within the City of Wayzata.

  12. Swimming Pool Permits

    Permits are required for the construction of some swimming pools in the city.