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 Resources" page for any flood related materials.



Diagrams, Packets, and Other Information

File Size Type
Accessory/Garage Buildings Requirements 3.06 MB PDF
ADA Diagrams - Commercial Restrooms 0.28 MB PDF
Apartment Requirements 0.08 MB PDF
Building Permit Fee Listing - Commercial/Multi-Family Properties 0.02 MB PDF
Building Permit Fee Listing - One & Two Family Residences 0.02 MB PDF
Ceiling Heights Diagram 0.69 MB PDF
Conditions for Curb Cut for Sump Pump Discharge Requirements 0.09 MB PDF
Electrical Grounding - Concrete Work Notice 0.05 MB PDF
Emergency Escape & Rescue Openings/Basement Finishing Requirements 6.18 MB PDF
Exterior Sump Pump Requirements Diagram 0.50 MB PDF
Fence Instillation Information 0.07 MB PDF
Grease Removal Device Requirements 0.19 MB PDF
Guardrail Requirements 0.09 MB PDF
NEMA Guidelines for Handling Water Damaged Electrical Equipment 0.06 MB PDF
Heating Requirements Diagram 0.42 MB PDF
Handrail Requirements 0.09 MB PDF
House / Garage Additions Requirements
0.08 MB PDF
Interior Sump Pump Diagram 0.47 MB PDF
Mailbox Locations Diagram 0.47 MB PDF
Sidewalk & Driveway Specifications 0.32 MB PDF
Smoke Detector Requirements 1.91 MB PDF
Special Stairways Requirements 0.05 MB PDF
Stairway, Decks & Guardrails Requirements 0.15 MB PDF
Stairway Treads & Risers Requirements 0.12 MB PDF
Stormwater Ordinance Requirements 0.03 MB PDF
Swimming Pool Regulations
0.07 MB PDF
Work Exempt from Permits 0.07 MB PDF


Website Links


Grand Forks City Code

Chapter XVIII - Land Development Code
Chapter XIX - Buildings and Building Regulations


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