Building Permits and Inspections

The Building Department is responsible for the application and enforcement of the building code and related ordinances regulating construction and alterations, assuring that all construction meets all phases of code compliance.  The Building Department also verifies that all contractors applying for permits are licensed.

The Building Department carries out these responsibilities through:

  • Reviewing and processing all building permit applications

  • Verifying all state contractors licenses or issuing city licenses for HVAC, commercial builders, and fire suppression

  • Performing on-site inspections of residential and commercial construction, ensuring that all construction activity is in compliance with state, city, and fire codes. These codes cover not only the structural aspect of construction, but also the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and septic codes.

The City of Ham Lake has adopted the 2006 Building Code as the building code for the City.  You can search the code by going to the State Web site.

The following information is available as a customer service:

Application Forms Information Handouts
Building Permit Accessory Building
Contractor's License Basement Finishing
Electrical Permit for One and Two Family Dwellings (residential) Building Address Number Display
Electrical Permit for Non- and Multi-Family Dwellings (commercial) Deck Construction
Energy Calculation Driveway Construction
HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) Electrical - Residential Inspection Checklist
Plumbing Permit Fence & Hedge Information
Sign Installation Permit Sign Installation
  Swimming Pool
  Window Well and Egress
  Residential Requirements
  General Building Information (hours, permit fees, etc.)
  Easement Restrictions