City of Newport, MN

Building Inspections

Building Permits

Permit Fees


City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


The primary goal of the City of Newport's Building Department is to ensure that construction projects requiring a building permit are compliant with State and Local Building Codes.

The Building Department is responsible for assisting contractors and residents with the review of construction plan submittals, issuance of construction permits, inspection, and project approvals.

The City of Newport as adopted the International Property Maintenance Code as a reference for individuals to utilize when maintaining their property. The Code regulates the minimum maintenance requirements for properties such as basic equipment, lighting, ventilation, heating, sanitation, and fire safety. Click here to view the Code.

***If you have questions or concerns in regards to a rental property or real estate in Newport, or anything other than building inspections, please contact Newport City Hall at (651) 459-5677***

For questions regarding permit fees, applications, or procedures, please contact City Hall at (651) 459-5677. For questions regarding building codes and to schedule inspections, please contact the Cottage Grove Building Division at the number listed below.

Building Official:
Bob LaBrosse, Cottage Grove Building Division

General Office (651) 458-2804, or
Bob LaBrosse, Building Official at (651) 458-2828.
Fax (651) 458-2881