Basement Finish


A permit is required for basement finish projects if:
  1. Any walls are being constructed
  2. Sheetrock is being installed
See the basement finish handout (PDF) for specifics for egress window requirements and the checklist for requirements before applying. If you are putting a bathroom in the basement you are required to obtain a building, plumbing (PDF), electrical (PDF), and possibly a mechanical (PDF) permit. All gas work must be done by a contractor who is licensed for HVAC with the City of Maplewood.

Note: Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (PDF) are required to be placed throughout the house per code before a final inspection will be approved.


Documentation required when applying for a basement finish building permit:
  • Building permit application (PDF) - including project valuation
  • 3 copies of construction plans - including a floor plan and a list of materials
  • Separate permits are required for plumbing, mechanical, or electrical work