About Us

Our Mission Statement:

To protect the health, welfare and safety of University of Minnesota students, employees and visitors in the built environment through education and code enforcement.

Our Purpose:

Assure compliance with the Minnesota State Building Code (MSBC)

Our Values:

  • Professional:  Expert at your work, conduct (language, mood, dress etc.)
  • Accountable:  Able to be explained, responsible too one another
  • Consistent:    Holding firmly together, adhering to the same
  • Integrity:        Ethical principles, honesty, avoid conflict of interest

In support of the BCD mission and goals, and to achieve increased operational efficiencies, effectiveness and excellence in our activities; WE value open, respectful and professional business relationships where cooperation produces responsive, accountable and consistent outcomes that are reflective of the integrity of the systems, processes and people that are responsible for designing, constructing, regulating, and sustaining the physical environment at the University of Minnesota.

Our Goals:

  • Customer Service:                  Automated, timely, effective and helpful service
  • Consistency and Uniformity:  Clear, understandable and transparent code enforcement
  • Safe Buildings:                       Thorough and knowledgeable application of the code
  • System-wide Partner:             Productive, collaborative and respectful partnerships 

Main Contact Information and Location:

University of Minnesota
Building Code Department
319 15th Avenue SE
RM 270 Donhowe Building
Minneapolis, MN  55455
Phone: 612-625-3318
Fax: 612-625-6667

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