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 the building inspections office.

Because of the COVID-19 situation, please email me at for inspections, giving me your name, phone number, permit number if available and reason for inspection, ie new house, rebate, etc. 

I am currently working from home, so email me your phone number, if you need to speak to me directly and I will call you back.  If you need a building permit, you can get the form, by clicking Information on Inspections and Permits and then Permit Application.  

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 emailing me and I will call you to get 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.