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Building Division

The Cottage Grove Building Division reviews plans, issues permits and conducts a wide range of field inspections including construction for new and existing buildings.  Building Division staff also assists with property maintenance inspections and rental licensing to ensure compliance with state and local building and zoning codes.

The purpose of this division is to assure the general public that all construction projects are designed, constructed and maintained in a compliant, safe and healthy standard which provides for a safe community for all through proper construction methods for enhanced neighborhood livability and property values.

The City of Cottage Grove has adopted the 2015 state building code which incorporates the 2012 international residential, building, and fire codes. Further information on construction codes and contractors can be accessed from the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry.

The City of Cottage Grove Building Division provides plan review and inspection services for both the Cities of St. Paul Park and Newport.  All Plan submittals shall be submitted to the City as follows:

St. Paul Park City Hall 600 Portland Avenue St Paul Park, MN 55071 651-459-6144 city@stpaulpark.org

Newport City Hall 596 7th Avenue Newport, MN 55055 651-459-5677 tbrierley@newportmn.com (Office Hours 8:00 – 6:00 Monday through Thursday)