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Development Service & Infrastructure Center lobby reopens for limited transactions and Building Safety inspections resume

Post Date:06/01/2020 7:44 AM

June 1, 2020 – ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA – The Development Services & Infrastructure Center (DSIC) is now a “one-stop shop” for development services. Teammates from the Public Works Department have vacated their space in City Hall and joined their peers from Building Safety and Community Development at the DSIC, located at 4001 West River Parkway NW, Rochester, MN 55901.

Starting June 1, the DSIC lobby is open to the public for limited in-person transactions Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lobby interactions are limited at this time to transactional services such as quick questions with administrative staff and making payments. DSIC teammates will be wearing a face covering and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering the entire time they are in the building. While the DSIC lobby will be closed to the public on Fridays, the materials drop-off/pick-up areas located in the main door vestibule will remain accessible.

DSIC teammates are not available for face-to-face meetings at this time due to the majority of City teammates working remotely per the direction of Governor Walz. Teammates are providing services via email, telephone and other online options. Predevelopment meetings and consultations with Planners and Plan Reviewers will continue to be remote at this time.

Building Permit inspections in occupied dwellings and Rental Housing inspections resumed on June 1 with the following guidelines:

  • Inspectors may ask a series of health related questions of the individual(s) present in order to ensure the safety of all participants prior to carrying out the inspection.
  • Inspections may be rescheduled or completed via video or picture documentation if there are safety concerns.
  • Inspectors will wear face coverings. Individuals present during the inspection are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing throughout the appointment.
  • Rental Housing inspections will only be conducted in buildings containing four or less units, at this time.

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