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Obtain boiler installation permits online with eTRAKiT

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eTRAKiT allows users to obtain and pay for permits online.

First-time users: Request a personal identification number (PIN) to set up your account. Send an e-mail with your company name, company license number and contact name and phone number to DLI.Boiler.ETrakit@state.mn.us to request a PIN.

Instructions Download and print eTRAKiT instructions. (PDF)

Do I need a boiler installation permit?

The installation of individual boilers or boilers connected to a common circulation manifold requires a permit if the individual or combined BTU input exceeds:

  • 100,000 BTUs for steam boilers;
  • 500,000 BTUs for hot water supply boilers; or
  • 750,000 BTUs for hot water heating boilers.

If your installation exceeds the above BTU inputs, you will need to apply for a permit.

Permits are available online through DLI's eTRAKiT permit system. A fee is not charged for the permit application and the installer is invoiced after the inspection. Inspection fees are $80 per hour. To apply for a boiler installation permit, click here.

Installer requirements

Mechanical contractors are required to file a $25,000 mechanical contractor bond (PDF) with DLI to contract to perform gas, heating, ventilation, cooling, air conditioning, fuel burning or refrigeration work in Minnesota. The bond must be on a form approved by DLI and written by a surety company licensed to do business in Minnesota.

Once a mechanical contractor has properly filed their bond with DLI, they should check with the municipalities in which they intend to work to ensure they comply with any local licensing, insurance, permitting or inspection requirements. Although mechanical contractors are not licensed by the state, they are subject to local licensing requirements.

Instructions View information about how to obtain and register your bond with DLI.

Inspection requirements

All boiler installations require a hydrostatic test applied to the boiler. The test pressure should be approximately 75 percent of the safety valve set pressure. Example: 15 psi safety valve set pressure, 11 psi hydrostatic test pressure. The test pressure must hold for at least 10 minutes.

All boilers are subjected to an operational test of all boiler controls. View the checklist used by inspectors. (PDF)

Questions about eTRAKiT?

Instructions For help with questions, send an e-mail message to DLI.Boiler.ETrakit@state.mn.us

Instructions Visit the boiler homepage for more information about boilers in Minnesota.

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