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Public building and state licensed facilities (state building projects)



What are public buildings?

A public building is defined in Minnesota Statutes section 326B.103 (PDF) as a:

  • school district building project or charter school building project where the cost of the project is $100,000 or more; and a
  • building and its grounds where the cost is paid by the state or a state agency regardless of its cost.

School district or charter school building projects considered state building projects include:

  • educational buildings
  • administration buildings
  • bus garages
  • stadiums
  • swimming pools
  • bleachers
  • field houses and domes
  • utility garages and sheds

Building projects paid for by state entities or constructed on state-owned lands considered state building projects include:

  • state colleges or state vocational school buildings (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities [MNSCU] projects); and
  • buildings or facilities owned, built, or paid for by any state agency (for example the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota Department of Health and the State Capitol Complex).

What are state-licensed facilities?

A state-licensed facility is defined in Minnesota Statutes section 326B.103 (PDF) as a building and its grounds licensed by the state as a: hospital, nursing home, supervised living facility, free-standing outpatient surgical center, correctional facility, boarding care home or residential hospice.

State-licensed facility building projects considered state building projects include licensed:

  • hospitals
  • nursing homes
  • correctional facilities
  • supervised living facilities as defined in Minnesota Rule 1300.0070, Subp. 23 (PDF)
  • outpatient surgical centers (ambulatory care facility or ACF)
  • residential hospices
  • boarding care homes

Additional resources

These reference materials may help determine whether a building project to be constructed in your municipality is a state building project.

For more information from the commissioner about municipal agreements for state building projects code administration visit:

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