Minnesota State Building Code requirements

The State Building Code, as adopted by the City of Afton, governs the construction, reconstruction, alteration, and repair of buildings and other structures to which the code is applicable.

The code provides basic and uniform performance standards, establishes reasonable safeguards for health, safety, welfare, comfort, and security of the residents of this state and provides for the use of modern methods, devices, materials, and techniques which will in part tend to lower construction costs.

Building permit applications are required to be submitted to the city, the project reviewed and approved, and permit fees paid PRIOR to commencing any work.

In any case in which a property owner, contractor, developer or applicant has moved forward with a project involving grading, filling, construction, etc., PRIOR to obtaining the required permit, CUP, variance, or other regulatory approval, the fees associated with the project will be tripled.