Building Inspections Division

The Building Inspection Division performs plan review, building inspections and enforces City zoning and property maintenance codes. To schedule an inspection, please call 763-421-2629.

The Minnesota State Building Code, which is enforced by the City, provides minimum standards to safeguard life, property, and resident well-being. The City of Champlin has adopted the Minnesota State Building Code. 

For building permits review the helpful resources on this page. You can use our electronic application or submit a Permit Application (PDF) in person at City hall.

Licensing for Mechanical and Sign Contractors is required. Please use our electronic application to apply for a mechanical or sign contractor license. 

Credit Cards

The City of Champlin accepts credit card payments for all building permits. There will be a convenience fee of $3 for permits of $120 or less. For permits over $120, the fee will be 2.5% of the total permit fee. For example, a $1,000 permit will have a convenience fee of $25. As always, we will continue to accept cash or check as payment for permits. No credit card payment will be accepted over fax or email.

Commercial Building Permit & Plan Submittal

In person submittal will require your application and three full-size sets and one reduced size (11 x 17) set of plans, also an electronic version will be required (PDF, Disc, or thumb drive). An as-built survey will be required at the end of the project.


With the COVID-19 pandemic, the building department will be practicing social distancing.  Inspectors will wear a mask upon request.