A factory-built fireplace is defined as a prefabricated metal fireplace, either gas or wood-fired (must be AGA or UL approved). A wood stove is defined as a freestanding wood-burning stove (must be UL approved). If you have questions, contact the Mechanical Inspection Department at 651-266-9004 (7:30 am to 9:00 am, Monday - Friday), or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 33.04 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about factory-built fireplace / wood stove work.

Expiration & Renewal

Each permit issued shall expire if the work authorized by the permit is not commenced within 180 days from the date issued, or if the work is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work has begun for a period of 180 days. In addition, exterior work done on a one or two-family dwelling (including garages) must be completed within one year from the date issued. Interior and exterior work done on commercial properties (including hotels and apartment buildings) where the permit valuation is under $500,000 must be completed within one year from the date issued. See Chapter 33.04 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code.

Last Edited: December 18, 2021