The Inspections Department reviews plans and performs inspections on all construction done in the City of Grand Forks and its two mile jurisdiction, whether it is new, an addition, alteration, or remodel.

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The City inspects everything from a deck being constructed on a single-family home to large multi-million dollar commercial construction projects.  The department handles reviews and inspections including checking the overall building construction, along with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The Inspections Department performs rental inspections on all housing units and checks for overall safety and Code compliance.

Building permits and other related construction fees and permits are obtained through the Inspections Department.  Any building and zoning violations are enforced along with assistance given for your property or proposed construction project.  Also, the department executes floodplain management functions such as; flood-proofing & retrofitting assistance, flooding regulations, and flood map determinations.

The Inspections Department was created to protect life and property by ensuring buildings are built and used properly. The department develops, adopts, and enforces the rules and regulations identified in State, National, and Grand Forks City Codes, as they relate to buildings and properties. The department issues, administers, and maintains all building-related permits, certificates, correspondence, and other records for each property in Grand Forks City jurisdiction. Click through our pages to learn more about inspection requirements and what permits we administer.

Department Contacts

Building & Zoning Administrator Bev Collings 701-746-2631
Building Inspector, Sr Tom Franklin 701-746-2636
Building Inspector, Sr Nate Cole 701-746-2632
Building Inspector Terry Vonasek 701-740-1549
Building Inspector Earl Collison 701-740-6667 
Electrical Inspector Chris Eken 701-740-6662
Electrical Inspector John Nygord 701-746-2637
Mechanical Inspector Kevin Storstad 701-740-6663
Plumbing Inspector Steve Monroe 701-787-3733
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector Chris Plante 701-740-4945
Permit Technician, Sr Laurie Duray 701-787-3753
Permit Technician Marsha Berg 701-746-2631
Fax 701-787-3741