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Rum River Consultants proudly serves the residents and business owners of the City of Lauderdale as their Designated Building Official. Rum River is committed to a quality, customer service oriented approach to building official and inspection services.


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!

Online Permitting

Rum River Consultants is pleased to announce the introduction of online permitting services for the City of Lauderdale 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 via #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!
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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 refer to the Application Guide for required submittals.  All information must be provided before processing can begin.  Thank you!

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Archived Permit Information

To request copies of archived building permit records, please contact the City of Lauderdale at 651-792-7650 or via email at  Thank you!

Rental Licensing Information

The goal of the City of Lauderdale's rental housing licensure program is to provide safe and attractive rental housing.  The program requires annual inspections and periodic inspections.  If you are a rental property owner, please remit the following application and utilize the pre-inspection check list for your needs.

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​Payment options (cash, check, or credit/debit cards):


  • Mail a check payable to the City of Lauderdale.  *Please include the project address and permit number on the check.

  • Pay by phone with a credit/debit card by calling 651-792-7650.  Please have your payment number and the address of the project available.

  • In person at Lauderdale City Hall between 8:00-4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  An after-hours drop box also is available by the front door.

City of Lauderdale

1891 Walnut Street

Lauderdale, MN  55113


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