No building permit shall be issued for any construction unless the design therefor bears the stamp of an architect or engineer registered by the State of Minnesota in accordance with M.S. §§ 326.02 to 326.16, inclusive as they may be amended from time to time. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the preparation of plans and specifications for the erection, enlargement or alteration of any building or other structure by any person, for his or her, or his or her lessee’s exclusive occupancy or use, unless such occupancy or use involves the public health or safety or the health or safety of the employees of said person, or his or her lessee; nor shall they apply to the preparation of plans and specifications for any building, structure or work, which is not public as defined in M.S. § 326.03, as it may be amended from time to time, the total cost of which does not exceed $30,000; nor shall they apply to the preparation of plans and specifications for any single- or two-family dwelling, nor to any farm building or accessory thereto; nor to any detailed or shop plans required to be furnished by a contractor to a registered engineer or architect, nor to any standardized manufactured product, nor to any construction superintendents supervising the execution of work designed by an architect or engineer registered in accordance with M.S. § 326.03, as it may be amended from time to time. No person except an architect or engineer registered as provided in M.S. §§ 326.02 to 326.15, as they may be amended from time to time, shall prepare plans or specifications or other engineering or architectural work for any public improvement excepting any public work or improvement the total cost of which does not exceed $2,000. PUBLIC WORK or PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT shall mean work or improvement the cost of which is to be paid in whole or in part from public funds.
(1958 Code, § 35.02) (Ord. 72-61, passed 11-20-1972)