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Permit Fees

Permit and Plan Review Fees

Building permit and plan review fees are calculated in accordance with Duluth Legislative Code Chapter 31. Surcharge fees are calculated in accordance with Minnesota Statute 326B.148.

 The fee calculator and flat fee table below represent fees that are effective as of 1/1/19.

Flat Fees

Permit Fees Based on Valuation

Permit Fee Calculator

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Building Permit Fees
Plan Review Fees (as applicable)


In accordance with MN Rules Section 1300.0160, permit valuations shall include total value of all construction work, including materials and labor, for which the permit is being issued.  Permit valuation shall be set by the building official.  Except for 1 & 2 family dwellings, IRC townhouses and residential accessory buildings, the applicant for a permit shall provide an estimated permit value at time of application. 

Valuations for 1 & 2 family dwellings, IRC townhouses and residential accessory buildings are calculated using the current valuation table.

Plan Review Fees


A plan review fee is applicable when plan review is required. Plan review fees for commercial and 3+ family residential projects with a valuation over $100,000 are payable at the time of permit application, and plan review for these project will not begin until the plan review fee is paid. Plan review fees for all 1 & 2 family residential and for commercial projects with a valuation less than $100,000 are payable at the time the permit is issued. Plan review fees are not refundable once the review has started. The plan review fee is equal to 65% of the permit fee.

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