Building Permits & Information

The Building Safety Department oversees all residential and commercial construction in the City of Fairmont, including all new construction and remodeling. The Department staff reviews building plans for code compliance, issues permits and performs required inspections.

Building Officials
Doug Harstad
(507) 238-3947

The City of Fairmont is reducing the amount of time it takes to make application for various building permits by placing the forms online. Forms should be filled out, printed and either mailed or brought into the Inspection Department. This will allow us to provide more efficient service to you and your business.

Building Information
General Permit Information
Design Professional Information Sheet
Detached Garage Information
Egress Window Information
Roof Step & Kick Out Flashing
Roof Ventilation
Landing Matrix Information
Required Information: Residential Construction
Required Information: Permit Issuance
Smoke Alarms & CO Detection
Sump Pump Installation
Temporary Tents

Building Permit Forms – Please email completed forms to
Building Permit Application
Building Permit – Residential Roofing
Building Permit – Residential Siding
Building Permit – Residential Window/Door Replacement
Demolition Permit
Demolition Program – Financial Assistance for Demolition of Blighted Properties
Energy Code Certificate of Compliance
Mechanical Permit – Residential
Plumbing Permit – Residential
Residential Property Owner Waiver