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Building Department

On March 1, 2024 the City of Nowthen became partners with Rum River Consultants to provide the public with a smooth and timely process when utilizing the permitting and inspection procedures.

Rum River Consultants provides building inspection services to the City of Nowthen.

Andy Schreder serves as the Building Official.

Rum River Consultants is committed to a quality, customer service oriented approach to building official and inspection services.  Learn more about our new partner at

To request copies of archived building permit and septic system records, please contact

New Applications

Rum River Consultants is pleased to announce the introduction of online permitting services for the City of Nowthen through our platform, Baseline.

To access this user-friendly site, simply click this link.  Once selected, you will be brought to the permitting website where you can choose the option to "Apply for a Permit".  You will be prompted to create an account or sign in to the platform. Once you have established an account, conveniently track and manage all of your permits by selecting the "View Permits" option.

If you prefer to submit a .pdf application, please fill out the applications listed on Rum River's website and send to

Existing Applications

Applications after March 1st, 2024: All permits applied for after March 1st, 2024, have been entered into Baseline, our online permitting platform. In order to access, you will need to create an account. Contractors will be able to view all of their client's permit statuses, as well as schedule inspections.

Applications before March 1st, 2024: For any Building Permits applied for before March 1st 2024, please contact Rum River at (763) 331-7722 to check the status or schedule inspections. You can also email requests to Be sure to include the complete property address and inspection needed. Staff will reach out to you to confirm. 

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact (763 )331-7722.

Electrical Inspections are handled by MN Dept of Labor & Industry

Contact Levi Stoy 
Takes Calls from 7:00am - 8:30 am M-F
Phone: 763-607-2583

For Right of Way applications please click HERE

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