Building Division

Division Overview

The Building Division is responsible for the enforcement of the Minnesota Building Code for the unincorporated areas of Rice County.  The Building division consists of one Building Official and one Building Inspector, and is responsible for reviewing building permits and plans for compliance with the Building Code and related County Ordinances.  The Building division also 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 Greg Swanson, Rice County Building Inspector at (507) 332-6172.


Required Information

Click here to apply for:  Online Building & Zoning Permitting

Online Permitting System:  Frequently Asked Questions

Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment:  Application Deadlines & Meeting Dates


Rice County Resource Documents

Charts for Shoreland Setbacks and Non-Shoreland Setbacks


External Links