Building Permits and Inspection Information

Permit Application Requirements


All of the following information must be completed and/or submitted for review and permit issuance (printable handout). A minimum of 10 working days is required for plan review upon complete submittal.

  • Permit Application.
  • Two copies of construction plans including details of foundation insulation and radon control system.
  • Three copies of certificate of survey complying with City approved requirements. Include location of septic system and well, if applicable.
  • Building thermal envelope worksheet verifying compliance with Section N1102.1 of Minnesota Energy Code.
  • Heat loss/gain calculations verifying HVAC equipment sizing compliance with Minnesota Energy Code.
  • Ventilation worksheet verifying compliance with section N1104.1 of Minnesota Energy Code.
  • Site plan verifying compliance with City tree preservation ordinance, if applicable.
Always post your inspection card in a prominent place viewable from outside the building, and call before you dig. Gopher State One: 651-454-0002

Certificate of Survey Requirements

The following items are required to be included on the Certificate of Survey (print this list):

  • All copies shall be 11 x 17
  • Lot address
  • As-built invert elevation of sanitary sewer service
  • Legal property description, lot, block, subdivision name
  • Name, address, fax and phone number of builder
  • Bearings and lot line lengths
  • Drainage and utility easements
  • House and garage locations and dimensions
  • Complete elevations of lot, lot corners, house, garage and driveway
  • Date of grading plan used
  • North arrow
  • Street name and adjacent street names
  • Benchmark and benchmark locations
  • Scale
  • Driveway grade
  • Complete name, address, fax and phone number of engineering firm
  • Drainage arrows
  • List of symbols
  • Type of house
  • Elevations of top of block, top of finished garage floor and top of basement floor
  • Minnesota Registered Engineer Land Surveyor number and signature
  • Setback dimensions to lot line
  • Percent of impervious surface coverage
  • Latest revised plan date used

Application Forms


General Permit Application - used for most projects requiring a building permit, except those specifically listed below.

Electrical Permit Application

Swimming Pool Permit Application

Application for Sale & Storage of Consumer Fireworks

Application for Fire Suppression

Application for Fireworks / Pyrotechnic Special Effects

Rental Licensing Application