Apply for a Permit - Building Department

*The Building Department has moved back to City Hall at 317 4th St NW as of 10/13/2023*
You can now apply for a building permit through the City of Bemidji's new online platform!*

To start an application with the City of Bemidji Building Department, visit the Online Permit/License Portal here: Apply Online


Creating an account in the Online Permit/License Portal is the first step in applying for a permit. Once you have created an account, you can log in to the Online Permit/License Portal to:

  •        Apply for permits
  •        Pay a permit invoice
  •        Check on the status of permit applications
  •        Upload PDF submittal documents
  •        Request an inspection
  •        View scheduled inspections
  •        Review inspection activity and results
  •        Submit Comments
  •        Report Concerns or Violations


Not sure what you need for an application? See all City Department's and JPB's helpful handouts and checklists here. Still can’t find what you need? Please contact us.
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