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You can now apply for a permit through the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board’s new online platform!

To start an application with the GBAJPB, visit the Online Permit/License Portal here.


Creating an account in the Online Permit/License Portal is the first step in applying for a permit. Once you have created an account, you can log in to the Online Permit/License Portal to:

  • Apply for permits

  • Pay a permit invoice

  • Check on the status of permit applications

  • Upload PDF submittal documents

  • Request an inspection

  • View scheduled inspections

  • Review inspection activity and results

  • Review Public Notices

  • Submit Comments

  • Report Concerns or Violations


Not sure what you need for an application? See our helpful handouts and checklists here that describe what you will need when you apply. Still can’t find what you need? Please contact us.


Steps to Completing a Permit Application

How to Print Your Permit


New to Online Permitting? Follow the instructions in our guidebook here: Permit Application Instructions Guidebook


Click here for a link to the GBAJPB Zoning & Subdivision Ordinance

Short Term Rental License Application:

 - City of Bemidji Short Term Rental License Packet

 - Northern Township Short Term Rental License Packet

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