St. Louis County Permits (Minnesota)


The St. Louis County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as St. Louis County permits. Clerks in St. Louis County, Minnesota may be responsible for filing and issuing county permits, including building permits, land use permits, access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These permits may be required for installing or repairing septic systems, demonstrating that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, demolition, repairs, renovations, and adjusting boundary lines. They may also be required for temporary events, reserving public property, or a number of land development uses. The St. Louis County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a St. Louis County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Aurora City Clerk Aurora MN 16 West 2nd Avenue North 55705 218-229-2614

Babbitt City Clerk Babbitt MN 71 South Drive 55706 218-827-2188

Buhl City Clerk Mountain Iron MN 300 Jones Avenue 55768 218-258-3226

Duluth Clerk Duluth MN 2002 London Road, Ste 300 55812 218-728-4231

Ely City Clerk Ely MN 209 E Chapman St 55731 218-365-3224

Embarrass Town Clerk Embarrass MN 7503 Levander Rd 55732 218-984-2084

Gilbert City Clerk Gilbert MN 16 South Broadway 55741 218-748-2232

Hibbing City Clerk Hibbing MN 401 East 21st Street, Rm 300 55746 218-362-5937

Hoyt Lakes Clerk Hoyt Lakes MN 123 Kennedy Memorial Drive 55750 218-225-2344

Keewatin City Clerk Hibbing MN 127 West 3rd Avenue 55746 218-778-6517

St Louis County Clerk Duluth MN 100 North 5th Avenue West 55802 218-726-2000


A St. Louis County Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their community, which can include issuing and filing permits. These county permits may be required for a number of building projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and zoning compliance. In addition to building permits, Town and City Halls in St. Louis County, Minnesota may also issue land use permits related to boundary lines, private roads, addresses, and water systems, as well as access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These records can be used to prove that a project has a valid permit or to look up county permit rules, apply for a permit in St. Louis County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Babbitt City Hall Babbitt MN 71 South Drive 55706 218-827-3464

Beatty Town Hall Cook MN 8835 Beatty Rd 55723 218-666-2932

Biwabik City Hall Biwabik MN 321 Main Street 55708 218-865-4186

Canosia Town Hall Duluth MN 4896 Midway Road 55811 218-729-9833

Carpenter City Town Hall Cook MN 18286 State Highway 1 55723 218-376-4591

Cherry Town Hall Iron Junction MN 9831 Minnesota 37 55751 218-262-4158

Chisholm City Hall Chisholm MN 316 West Lake Street, Ste 3 55719 218-254-7900

Colvin Town Hall Makinen MN 2579 Vermilion Trail 55763 218-638-2286

Cook City Hall Cook MN 127 South River Street 55723 218-666-2200

Culver Town Hall Brookston MN 5292 Highway 31 55711 218-453-1128

Duluth City Hall Duluth MN 411 West 1st Street, Rm 403 55802 218-730-5000

Duluth Town Hall Duluth MN 6092 Homestead Road 55804 218-525-5705

Ely City Hall Ely MN 209 East Chapman Street 55731 218-365-3224

Embarrass Town Hall Embarrass MN 7503 Levander Road 55732 218-984-2020

Eveleth City Hall Eveleth MN 413 Pierce Street 55734 218-744-7444

Floodwood City Hall Floodwood MN 111 West 8th Avenue 55736 218-476-2751

Grand Lake Town Hall Twig MN Highway 53 55791 218-729-8978

Grand Lake Town Hall Saginaw MN 6279 Industrial Rd 55811 218-729-8978

Grand Lake Town Hall Duluth MN 5297 Miller Trunk Hwy 55811 218-729-4962

Halden Town Hall Floodwood MN 5523 South Savanna Road 55736 218-476-2684

Hibbing City Hall Hibbing MN Rm 300, 401 E 21st St, Rm 300 55746 218-262-3486

Industrial Town Hall Saginaw MN 7519 Albert Road 55779 218-729-5268

Lakewood Town Hall Duluth MN 3110 Strand Road 55803 218-525-4991

McDavitt Town Hall Forbes MN 9042 Zim Road 55738 218-744-1092

Melrude Town Hall Cotton MN 1767 Melrude Road 55724 218-482-3407

Midway Town Hall Duluth MN 3230 Midway Rd 55810 218-624-2766

Nicholas Town Hall Mountain Iron MN 5595 McInnes Road 55768 218-748-7562

Normanna City Town Hall Duluth MN 6472 French River Road 55804 218-525-1848

Rice Lake Town Hall Duluth MN 4107 West Beyer Road 55803 218-721-3778

Tower City Hall Tower MN 602 Main Street 55790 218-753-4070

Whyte Town City Hall Aurora MN 16 West 2nd Avenue North, Ste 2 55705 218-229-2813

Wuori Town Hall Virginia MN 7449 Werner Road 55792 218-741-0997


A St. Louis County Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of their job, Building Departments in St. Louis County, Minnesota issue and file building permits. These county permits may be required for renovations, demolition, repairs, land development, and installing or repairing septic systems. St. Louis County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These St. Louis County public records can be used to prove a building project has a valid permit or to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Building Departments often provide online access to county permit information and records.

Chisholm Zoning Chisholm MN 316 West Lake Street 55719 218-254-7900

Duluth City Permits Duluth MN 12 East 4th Street 55805 218-730-4310

Duluth City Zoning Duluth MN Rm 210, 411 W 1st St, Rm 210 55802 218-730-5144

Ely Zoning Ely MN 209 E Chapman St 55731 218-365-3224

St Louis County Planning Department Duluth MN Ste 100, 227 W 1st St, Ste 100 55802 218-725-5000

St Louis Planning and Zoning Department Virginia MN 307 1st Street South 55792 218-749-7103