Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

    Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of sections 16B.59 to 16B.75, the terms defined in
this section have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. City. "City" means a home rule charter or statutory city.
    Subd. 3. Municipality. "Municipality" means a city, county, or town, the University of
Minnesota, or the state for public buildings and state licensed facilities.
    Subd. 4. Code. "Code" means the State Building Code adopted by the commissioner in
accordance with sections 16B.59 to 16B.75.
    Subd. 5. Agricultural building. "Agricultural building" means a structure on agricultural
land as defined in section 273.13, subdivision 23, designed, constructed, and used to house
farm implements, livestock, or agricultural produce or products used by the owner, lessee, and
sublessee of the building and members of their immediate families, their employees, and persons
engaged in the pickup or delivery of agricultural produce or products.
    Subd. 6. Public building. "Public building" means a building and its grounds the cost of
which is paid for by the state or a state agency regardless of its cost, and a school district building
project the cost of which is $100,000 or more.
    Subd. 7. Physically disabled. "Physically disabled" means having sight disabilities,
hearing disabilities, disabilities of incoordination, disabilities of aging, or other disabilities that
significantly reduce mobility, flexibility, coordination, or perceptiveness.
    Subd. 8. Remodeling. "Remodeling" means deliberate reconstruction of an existing public
building in whole or in part in order to bring it up to date in conformity with present uses of the
structure and to which other rules on the upgrading of health and safety provisions are applicable.
    Subd. 9. Historic building. "Historic building" means a state-owned building that is on the
National Register of Historic Places.
    Subd. 10. Equivalent protection. "Equivalent protection" means a measure other than
a code requirement that provides essentially the same protection that would be provided by
a code requirement.
    Subd. 11. State licensed facilities. "State licensed facilities" means a building and its
grounds that are licensed by the state as a hospital, nursing home, supervised living facility,
free-standing outpatient surgical center, or correctional facility.
    Subd. 12. Designate. "Designate" means the formal designation by a municipality's
administrative authority of a certified building official accepting responsibility for code
    Subd. 13. Administrative authority. "Administrative authority" means a municipality's
governing body or their assigned administrative authority.
History: 1984 c 544 s 65; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 4 s 3; 1987 c 387 s 1,2; 1989 c 329 art 5 s 1;
1990 c 458 s 1; 1990 c 572 s 10,11; 1994 c 634 art 2 s 1,2; 1995 c 254 art 2 s 2,3; 1Sp2001
c 10 art 2 s 26-28; 2005 c 56 s 1