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A municipal delegation agreement is a written agreement or transfer of responsibility between the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) and a municipality. It identifies who is authorized to administer all or portions of the Minnesota State Building Code (MSBC) on these state building projects.

The municipality is responsible for all required inspections, including:

  • Conducting cursory plan review to familiarize the inspector with the project. The main plan review done by Construction Codes and Licensing Division (CCLD).

  • Issuing permits and maintaining all records (however, no permits are to be issued until written approval is received from CCLD).

  • Overseeing Special Inspections.

  • Adhering to all applicable written CCLD plan review policies.

  • Performing all required inspections for compliance with state-approved plans and the State Building Code.

  • Reviewing change orders and addendums for code compliance.

  • Issuing certificates of occupancy where applicable after final inspection of the project.

Reserved projects include:

  • roof covering replacement that does not add roof load

  • towers requiring special inspections

  • single-level storage buildings not exceeding 5,000 square feet

  • exterior maintenance work, including replacement of siding, windows and doors

  • HVAC unit replacement that does not add roof load or ventilation capacity

  • accessibility upgrades that do not involve building additions or structural alterations

  • remodeling that does not change the building?s occupancy, structural system, exit access or discharge pattern, or mechanical load

  • other projects determined to be reserved by the commissioner


For permitting and inspection of reserved projects, the municipality may charge up to 25-percent of its normal plan review fee for the cursory plan review. It may charge its normal fee for permits