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Every six years, our agency adopts new building codes designed to promote cost-effective ways of ensuring building safety and efficiency.

The Minnesota State Building Code is the minimum construction standard throughout all of Minnesota including all cities, townships and counties. Although it isn't enforceable by municipalities unless it is adopted by local ordinance, the State Building Code creates a level playing field for the construction industry by establishing the construction standard for all buildings in the state. 

Information about the Minnesota State Building Code

Frequently used statutes

Minnesota Building Code statutes

Related Statutes and Rules

Current Minnesota Building Code Documents

These files do not include language from a model code that has been incorporated by reference, only amendments made to a model code.

Optional Enforcement

* These codes have specific statutory authority and with limited exception, are mandatory throughout the state