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During the current COVID-19 crisis, Richfield Municipal Center will be closed to the public, except by appointment. WE ARE STILL PERFORMING INSPECTIONS, however we are asking our customers avoid coming to City Hall whenever possible. Most plans and permit applications can be mailed, emailed, or some residential permits may be pulled online. If you need to schedule and appointment, please contact Julia or Rachel at 612-861-9860 to schedule. Payment by check can be mailed. We can answer most questions over the phone or email. The City is also requesting, if possible, that inspections for non-life safety residential interior inspections such as window replacement, or final inspections for other minor work be delayed until this crisis is over. For some minor inspections, the homeowner or contractor may be able to FaceTime with the inspector to verify compliance. Please contact one of the inspectors to see if FaceTime is an option for your inspection. See bottom of this page for contact information for staff and inspectors. 

Inspections 
The City helps ensure that construction of safe buildings and protects community character through building code regulations.  The Inspections Division administers these regulations through permits and inspections.

Permits
Building and related permits ensure that projects will be constructed according to national recognized standards.  The standards are designed to protect buildings from fire and to ensure the safety of all building occupants.  Review of permit applications also ensures that projects meet zoning requirements, such as yard coverage, setbacks and building height.

Some permits such as residential electrical, plumbing, mechanical, building re-siding, re-roofing and window replacements can be issued at the time of application.  Other residential permit applications take up to 10 working days to process.  Applications for permits should be submitted well in advance of the scheduled start date.  This will allow time for the city staff to offer assistance through the process and issue the permit at the start of the project.  This is especially true during summer construction season.

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Codes

Forms/Handouts:

NEW ELECTRICAL SAFETY REQUIREMENT: AFCI PROTECTION FOR REPLACEMENT OUTLETS

RPZ TESTING / BACKFLOW PREVENTER

"How Do I Schedule an Inspection?"

  • For a Building, Plumbing, Mechanical or Electrical Inspection call 612-861-9860
  • For Point of Sale or Rental  License Inspection call 612-861-9882 or see the Point of Sale or Rental License page.
  • For a Fire Inspection (Alarm or Suppression) contact the Fire Department.

 

"I Have A Question for an Inspector, Who Do I Call?"

Chief Building Official | Rick Regnier
Ph: 612-861-9862
Email: rregnier@richfieldmn.gov

Senior Office Assistant | Julia Brysky 
Ph: 612-861-9860
Email: jbrysky@richfieldmn.gov 

Building Inspector | Bernie Feidt
Ph: 612-861-9887
Email: bfeidt@richfieldmn.gov

Permit Technician | Rachel Graack
Ph: 612-861-9860
Email: rgraack@richfieldmn.gov 

Building Inspector | Alan Voracek
Ph: 612-861-9863
Email: avoracek@richfieldmn.gov

 

Mechanical/Plumbing Inspector | Brian Fehrenbach
Ph: 612-861-9804
Email: bfehrenbach@richfieldmn.gov

 

Housing Inspector | Jennifer Grinde
Ph: 612-861-9883
Email: jgrinde@richfieldmn.gov

Housing Inspections Clerk | Natalie Stanton
Ph: 612-861-9882
Email: nstanton@richfieldmn.gov 

Housing Inspector | Dean Tran
Ph: 612-861-9761
Email: dtran@richfieldmn.gov

 

 

 



















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Electrical Inspector Questions ONLY - Call between 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday

Electrical Inspector | James Noonan
Ph: 612-798-1877

Electrical Inspector | Doug Torvund
Ph: 612-866-5895