Building & Construction Regulations

The City of West St. Paul enforces the Minnesota State Building Code, providing minimum standards to safeguard life, property, and the well-being of the public. It accomplishes this by regulating and controlling the design, construction, and quality of materials used in building projects.

Building


  • 2012 International Residential Code (IRC)
    Applies to single and 2-family dwellings, townhouses, and accessory structures
  • 2012 International Building Code (IBC)
    Note: As amended by the 2015 Minnesota State Building Code
The 2015 Minnesota State Building Code can be accessed online.

Electrical


  • National Electrical Code (NEC)
    Note: Additional Minnesota Statutes and Rules apply.
The most current National Electrical Code cannot be accessed online. Your local library may have a copy. Information about the Minnesota Electrical Act and Rules can be accessed online.

Mechanical


  • 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
    Note: Both the IMC and the IFGC have Minnesota amendments 2015
The 2012 IMC and IFGC cannot be accessed online. Your local library may have a copy. Information about Minnesota mechanical rules can be found online.

Plumbing


  • 2015 Minnesota Plumbing Code
The 2015 Minnesota Plumbing Code can be found online.

Energy


  • 2015 Minnesota Energy Code
The 2015 Minnesota Energy Code (PDF) can be found online.

Accessibility


  • 2015 MN Accessibility Code
Helpful information concerning accessibility codes can be found online.

Fire


  • 2012 International Fire Code (IFC)
The 2012 IFC cannot be accessed online. Your local library may have a copy. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal website has additional information.

Other Related Codes


Some of these codes may apply, but are enforced by other agencies.

Elevators


Boilers / High Pressure Steam


Minnesota Department of Health


Food Service, pools, lodging, body art, etc.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture


Grocery, bakery, wholesale, convenience store, etc.

Metropolitan Council


Sewer access charges (SAC).

St. Paul Regional Water


Water access charges (WAC).