Helpful Resources

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Below is a listing of guidelines, diagrams, website links and other helpful information to reference for any residential or commercial projects as well as some general information that may be useful to residents of Grand Forks.

Please see "Flood Information & Resources" page for any flood related materials.


Ceiling Heights Diagram

Dirveway (Typical) Diagram

Egress Window Well Diagram

Emergency Escape Diagram

Exterior Sump Pump Requirements Diagram

Furnace Diagram

Garage Setbacks Diagram

Guardrails Diagram

Handrails Diagram 

Interior Sump Pump Diagram

Mailbox Locations Diagram

Railings Diagram

Right-of-Way and Intersection Clearances Diagram

Roof Heights Diagram

Sidewalk Joint Plan Diagram

Smoke Detector Elevation Diagram

Smoke Detector Plan Diagram

Informational Handouts

Apartment Requirements

Basement Finishing Info Sheet 

Commercial Property Building Permit Fee Listing

Conditions for Curb Cut for Sump Pump Discharge Info

Egress Windows Info Sheet

Electrical Grounding - Concrete Work (4/1/05)

Fence Instillation Info Sheet

Grease Removal Device Requirements Info Sheet

Guardrail Requirements Info Sheet

Handrail Requirements Info Sheet

House / Garage Additions Info Sheet

Inspection Department Employees/Services Listing

One & Two Family Residences Building Permit Fee Listing

Stairway Treads & Risers Info Sheet

Stairway - Special Info Sheet

Stormwater Ordinance Requirements

Swimming Pool Regulations

Work Exempt from Permits Listing


Accessory/Garage Buildings Packet

Emergency Escape & Rescue Openings Packet

Sidewalk & Driveway Specifications Packet

Smoke Detector/Fire Alarms Packet

Stairway, Decks & Guardrails Packet

Website Links:

OSHA's Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program - This site contains information pertaining to OSHA's NRTL program such as frequently asked questions (FAQ's), lab listings, standards, forms, etc. for employers and regulators, manufacturers and testing and certification bodies.

North Dakota Laws, Rules & Wiring Standards - This site contains the most up to date laws, rules and wiring standards for the State of North Dakota as well as an Administrative Rule Proposal Form (2017 is due 2/28/16).

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Guidelines for Handling Water Damaged Electrical Equipment

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) FAQ's

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