COVID-19 InformationInformation and Updates for Community Members

Contact Information

4001 West River Parkway NW, Suite 100
Rochester, MN 55901 
Phone: 507-328-2600
Fax: 507-328-2601

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts

Building Safety Front
Building Safety Lobby
Building Safety Car
RJ Director of BS
LD Office Admin
KM Building Inspector
JJ Mechanical Inspector

Building Safety

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2020 MN State Building Code Adoption
COVID-19 Procedures (Updated 4/27/2020)

We Have Moved!

Building Safety is now in its new location at the 

Development Services & Infrastructure Center (DSIC)

4001 West River Parkway NW

We look forward to serving you at our new location!

Map to 4001 West River Parkway NW


Mission Statement

The Building Safety Department is committed to advancing public safety in the built environment through collaboration and community partnership which results in safe, accessible and healthy structures.


City of Rochester Core Values

The City of Rochester will RISE to the top in Customer Focus
through Respect, Integrity, Safety, and Excellence.

  • Customer Focus 
    - Identify, plan for, and support customer needs.
    - Seek and consider input from our customers to continually improve services. 
    - Treat every customer well.  
  • Respect
    - Treat customers in a personal and professional manner while being firm, fair, and compassionate. 
    - Be an active listener to the customer. 
    - Maintain a work environment that is free of disrespect and false
  • Integrity
    - Provide equitable and honest treatment to all customers. 
    - Follow through in a timely manner or as communicated. 
    - Maintain privacy and confidentiality as applicable to Minnesota State laws. 
  • Safety
    - Employees act responsibly and take ownership of their actions. 
    - Each department/area has documented safety procedures for employees and customers. 
    - Communicate clearly when dealing with emergencies or safety concerns. 
  • Excellence
    - Be knowledgeable in my area of responsibility. 
    - Be professional in my actions, manners, and appearance. 
    - Meet or exceed customer needs for City services. 

Organizational Chart


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