written by Mike Blevins, MCP, CBO, CPI, Midwest Inspections Services
As our rural communities continue to see exponential growth, one of the most common questions we receive is, "Do we need a permit and what code is used?" North Dakota’s adopted building code provides prescriptive measures for the safe development of residential and commercial projects in all our local jurisdictions.
Please keep in mind certain localities will amend the state code with specific requirements for their community. These can be found on the city’s website under the city’s adopted ordinance. Whether or not a jurisdiction has a permit process, the state building code requirements still apply. We encourage all contractors to become familiar with local codes and ordinances to avoid costly mistakes.
We are often asked what communities we serve and complete inspection services in. We are excited to share that with all the new growth in our area—we now serve as the building code administrator for the following jurisdictions:
If you are planning to complete work in these jurisdictions, please give us a call. We look forward to working with you.