Building Division

Division Overview

  • The Building Division is responsible for enforcement of the Minnesota Building Code for the unincorporated areas of Rice County.
  • The division consists of one Building Official and one Building Inspector.
  • The division reviews building permits and plans for compliance with the Building Code and related County Ordinances.
  • The division performs field inspections of footings, foundations, structural components, plumbing, heating, fireplaces and related components of residential and commercial structures.

For questions or concerns relating to Environmental Health, please contact:  Kevin Murphy, Rice County Building Official, at (507) 332-6174, or Gene Hartman, Rice County Building Inspector at (507) 332-6172.


Rice County Resource Documents

Charts for Shoreland Setbacks and Non-Shoreland Setbacks

External Links