Building Inspections


The Building Inspections Department is responsible for enforcing the building code, building permits and performing inspections on new building projects or remodels.

For details regarding building permits or code questions contact our office at 218-773-2208.

You can email me at for inspections, or you can call me at 218-773-2208, giving me your name, phone number, permit number if available and reason for inspection, ie new house, rebate, etc. 

If you need a building permit, you can get the form, by clicking Information on Inspections and Permits and then Permit Application.  Or you can call and I will email you a copy, you can fill it out, scan it and email it to the above email address.  I will do the permit and then email you the permit with the cost of the permit.  

You may pay by calling me with your credit card information or by mailing a check to the City Offices. Check should be made out to City of East Grand Forks and mailed to City of East Grand Forks, Attention: Brenda Ault, 600 Demers Ave, East Grand Forks, MN 56721.

Or you can stop by the office to fill out an building permit application and obtain your permit, we are located on the 2nd floor, East Wing.