Building Codes can be traced as far back as the Code of Hammurabi (circa 1790 BC) from ancient Babylon, and have evolved over the centuries to encompass techniques, design, materials & more.

Building codes provide minimum standards to safeguard life and limb, health, property, public welfare & property values.

As of 2008, contractors are required by Minnesota law to adhere to the State Building Code.

To learn more about how municipalities adopt the Building Code Click Here.

To discuss your rights and obligations under the law Contact City Building Inspection Services for more information.
Municipal Building Code Adoption  
♦ Purpose of the State Building Code
The primary purpose of the Minnesota State Building Code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life and limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location, and maintenance of all structures...
♦ Why Adopt the Minnesota State Building Code
In 2008 the Minnesota Legislature passed legislation that establishes the State Building Code (SBC) as the minimum "construction standard" throughout  Minnesota...
♦ Benefits of Adopting the Building Code
• Provides Consistant Construction Standards.
• Provides a means to assure safe Construction.
• Provides for integration of contractor licensing, fire codes, electrical codes, plumbing codes, etc.
• Provides the national Insurance Services Organization (ISO) an additional form of justification to consider reduced property insurance rates in a municipality.
• Provides for code administration at a local level.
• Provides an ability to establish "Fees for Service".
• Provides a cost effective manner in which to ensure public protection and safety.
• Provides standards for state and federal partnerships involving local grants and loans.
This Document has been prepared to assist you in your decision to adopt the Minnesota State Building Code.  Also, you can Contact City Building Inspection Services, LLC for a detailed proposal for code implementation and contractual building code inspection services.

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