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2122 Campus Dr SE Suite 300
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2600
Fax: 507-328-2601

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

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Announcing Live On-line Trade Applications!

We, in the Building Safety Department at the City of Rochester, are excited for a couple of announcements regarding our online Citizen Access portal for our licensed professional contractors.

The first is that you can now apply for trade permits online at! This is, of course, in addition to using the standard methods of:


This wonderful news means if you are applying for an electrical, plumbing, or mechanical permit and are a licensed contractor that you can submit your permit application online in an easier, more secure manner than ever before for quicker processing. For questions about how this can be done please contact us at 507-328-2600 or by emailing for help.

The second bit of good news is that the same interface you use currently to view your rental property records, building permits, and now to enter trade permits online has received a facelift! This means the struggles of using the website on a mobile device and not having the screen work well to see has become a thing of the past. The screen at now resizes to be more convenient when working on mobile devices to be more field user friendly for those who are not always at a desk when they want to schedule an inspection, apply for a trade permit, pay for their rental license, or any of the other numerous things that can be done on your mobile device more easily!

As with any change there may be some minor bugs to work out so please keep us in the loop for any questions you have or issues that come up so we can work through them to make this the best system it can be. Thank you.

Please review this instructional handout, which walks you through the process if you'd like to get started.


Online Inspection Requests

The Rochester Building Safety Department is excited to announce that you can now request and schedule your building and trade inspections online through our Citizen Access Portal.


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Please visit our Citizen Access Portal (24/7) and check it out for yourself at the link below.


In order to take advantage of this new feature, you must first become a registered public user. There are helpful videos available on our website to guide you through these processes.

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.


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