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APPLY FOR A BUILDING PERMIT

APPLY FOR A PERMIT or SIGN IN to your account.
*New account registration is required for homeowners and contractors applying for a permit. During the registration process when asked to enter a PIN, use the 'Request Account Linkage' weblink to request the municipality to link your account.

PAY ONLINE
No service fee for online check (EFT) payments. Credit card transactions are subject to a 3.49% service fee. 

Contractors and homeowners can apply for a building permit, check permit status, search for permits, view inspection results, and make electronic payments all through the online permit portal.


MAINTENANCE PERMITS: The following permits can be applied for, paid, and issued online without review (residential only):

Mechanical (Furnace, Air Conditioner, Gas Fireplace, Gas Line/Garage Heater) 
Plumbing (Water Heater, Water Softener replacement)

Reroof
Reside
Window / Door replacement (same opening)
PLAN REVIEW PERMITS: Projects requiring plan review include (residential and commercial):
Accessory Structure / Detached Garage
Addition
Alteration / Remodel / Basement Finish
Deck / Porch
Demolition
Fence* - over 7 ft. 
Fireplace (Chimney, Masonry, Wood Burning)
Fire Suppression

General Plumbing or Mechanical
Irrigation

New Construction
Pool

Retaining Wall* - over 4 ft.
Sign*
Solar

Stucco
Window / Door (
Altered opening / Egress)

*Contact Planning & Zoning prior to applying for a building permit.

  • Projects requiring plan review may take up to 15 working days to process and approve for issuance. Some applications may take longer due to special provisions or conditions. 

  • Visit Permit Checklists & Supplements for project submittal information required to obtain a building permit.
  • For building code related questions or to schedule an inspection contact the city's contracted Building Official 
    Metro West Inspection Services at 763-479-1720.

STATE & COUNTY PERMIT INFORMATION:
Electrical permit application information: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Hennepin County septic information: Septic System Permit Application

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