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Stucco / Plaster Permit
Code Requirements

See Chapter 370.02 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about Certificates of Competency. See Chapter 25 of the International Building Code and Chapter 7 of the Minnesota Residential Code for information about Plaster and Stucco. See Section 1405.3 of the International Building Code and Sec. R703.8 of the Minnesota Residential Code for information about flashing of windows, doors and other exterior penetrations. See Sec. R703.6.3 of the Minnesota Residential Code for information about the requirement for two layers of Grade D building paper over wood-based sheathing. Note: Tar or felt paper is not acceptable for this application.


Application Requirements

Inspections

Please call the inspector listed on your permit for for required inspection(s), between 7:30 am and 9:00 am, Monday-Friday.

Lath Inspection: To be made after all lath is installed, but prior to the application of any cement or plaster.

Special Inspections: For the application of spray-applied, fire resistive materials, the owner, or engineer or architect of record acting as the owner's agent, shall employ a qualified special inspector to determine thickness and density.


Fees

Plastering, Stucco, Veneer Plaster and Exterior Insulation & Finish System Re-Dash, Patching and Spray-On Fireproofing

The permit fee is 1% of the estimated job cost, with a minimum fee of $70.00.

The state surcharge is based on the estimated cost of the project: If the estimated cost is $1.00 to $1,000.00, the state surcharge is $.50. If the estimated cost is over $1,001.00, the state surcharge is .0005 multiplied times the estimated cost.


Expiration/Renewal


Each permit issued shall expire if the work authorized by the permit is not commenced within 180 days from the date issued, or if the work is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work has begun for a period of 180 days. In addition, exterior work done on a single-family or two-family dwelling (including garages) must be completed within one year from the date issued.

Interior and exterior work done on commercial properties (including hotels and apartment buildings) where the permit valuation is under $500,000 must be completed within one year from the date issued. See Chapter 33.04 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code.


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