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Rum River Consultants is proud to provide Building Inspection Services to the residents and business owners of Baldwin Township as their Designated Building Official. Rum River is committed to a quality, customer service oriented approach to building official and inspection services.  We are excited to be providing life safety building code administration to Baldwin Township.


Administrative and inspection staff are available six days per week to assist owners and contractors with questions and site inspections.  Contact us today with all of your building inspection needs.  We look forward to working with you!

Septic Compliance and Land Use Permit Notice

Sherburne County requires that the septic system on the property is newer than ten (10) years or has a passing compliance inspection on the system in the past ten (10) years for any building permits (other than maintenance permits).

Additionally, Sherburne County requires a Land Use Permit be completed for permits that change the footprint of existing structures on the property, including, but not limited to: new construction homes, accessory buildings, additions, decks, etc.

For more information on both of these requirements by Sherburne County, please review this document in it's entirety.  

Sherburne County Requirements

Online Permitting

Rum River Consultants is pleased to announce the introduction of online permitting services for Baldwin Township through our platform, Baseline.

To access our user-friendly site, simply click the Baseline button below.  Once selected, you will be brought to the permitting website where you can choose the option to "Apply for a Permit".  A prompt will occur for you to create an account or sign in to the platform.

Once you have established a user account, conveniently track and manage all of your permits, including scheduling inspections online, by selecting the "View Permits" option.  *Please note, this will be for permits starting January 1, 2024.  Thank you!

Experience the efficiency of our streamlined web-based permitting system today!

If you have questions, need assistance with the platform, or want to provide constructive feedback (both positive and/or challenges experienced), we welcome your input. We want this process to be easy for our customers, therefore, we take your responses very seriously.  Provide feedback via the email link below or contact support at #763.330.0010.  Thank you!

Online Permitting

Electrical Permit Information

For electrical permit information, please enter your jurisdiction on the MN Dept of Labor and Industry local look up site

Electrical Permits - Homeowners
Electrical Permits - Contractors

Permit Application Information

Please utilize our online permitting platform at Baseline, however, if you prefer our original permit submission option, please follow the instructions below. This process will still be available while we transition to online permitting.  Thank you!


Permit applications and all submittals are to be provided in PDF format and sent by email to:

  1. Download the application form.
  2. Enter all information in the fillable form, including the signature.
  3. Save the application to your computer.
  4. Click on at the top of the application.
  5. Fill in Subject Line of email.
  6. Attach your application and any supplemental information.
  7. Send to RRC for issuance or review.  Thank you!
Permit Apps

Set Fee Permit Applications

The following permit applications have a set fee and will be processed when received, typically within one business day.  This applies to residential permits only.  (Commercial permits require plan review.)

Plan Review Permit Applications

The following permit applications require plan review, in addition to the above permits if commercial in nature.  Please submit all documentation required when applying for the permit to minimize review time.

Please note, Sherburne County ordinances require a Septic Compliance Inspection Report if the septic system has not been inspected or upgraded within the last 10 years.  Please provide the report with the rest of your documents upon submittal.  Thank you!


Please refer to the Application Guide for required submittals.  All information must be provided before processing can begin.  Thank you!

Archived Permit Information

To request copies of archived building permit and septic system records, please contact Baldwin Township at Thank you!



Baldwin Township now has online payments available here. You will need to click on "miscellaneous" and enter your email address first. Then fill out the fields on the next page. You must add the permit number and property address in the "PAYMENT DETAILS" field. 

​Payment by cash or check,

paid to the order of

Baldwin Township, can still be mailed or dropped off at:

Baldwin Township

30239 - 128th Street

Baldwin Township, MN  55371302

Office:  763-389-8931

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Fridays 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

(Closed for lunch 12:30 - 1:00 pm daily)

If you are mailing or dropping off your residential set fee permit application, you may include a check for the amount to expedite the process.  Thank you!

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