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Doug Nord, supervisor, 651-284-5838, doug.nord@state.mn.us

We have six regional building officials who office in six areas of the state. They have several responsibilities:

  • Inspection of public buildings and state-licensed facilities. This occurs when a project is to be constructed in a non-code area of the state or in those code-enforcing areas that don't have a delegation agreement with us for that work.

  • Assisting non-code municipalities with questions about the State Building Code. This includes making formal presentations to city councils, county and township boards and other associations regarding benefits of, and how to, adopt the State Building Code.

  • Assist with structure assessment following a disaster.

In addition, Code Administration staff are available to assist with:

  • Code questions and code related issues/concerns.

  • Review and assists jurisdiction with administration of the State Building Code.

  • Review building departments that have or request a delegation agreement for building code administration on public buildings and state licensed facilities (state building projects).

  • Develop, maintain and distribute the Code Administration Manual.

  • Conduct mechanical make-up and combustion air programs and residential plan review.

  • Provide disaster response, assisting all municipalities with disaster assessment.

  • Assist regional building officials by conducting inspections of state building projects.

  • Assist contractor licensing enforcement with reports and field work to assist them in their duties.

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