The primary task of the Building Department is to ensure that residential and commercial construction projects meet minimum standards as regulated by the 2012 International Building Code. The City of Willmar currently enforces the 2015 Minnesota State Building Code. The intent of the code is to ensure that buildings are safe and pose no risk to the public's welfare.
The department works with homeowners and contractors to ensure that all building projects meet the required safety guidelines. The City has numerous handouts for building projects to help explain the procedure for obtaining a permit and the required inspection process.