Building/Remodeling Permits

Please note ePermits will not be available to users Thu, May 19 due to system updates.

Building Permits are required for a number of home building, remodeling, or repair projects. Apply online through the City's ePermits system. 

  • To estimate your permit fees, click "Permit Fee Estimator" in e-permits and fill in your information.
  • To find permits issued from 1995 to present, click "Search for Permits" and fill in the house number and street address of the property.

View the ProjectDox Applicant Quick Guide (PDF).

For remodeling, alterations, or repairs, the City requires plans showing dimensions of areas included in project (scale: 1/4 inch = 1 foot).

For new construction or additions, the City requires:

  • plans showing window sizes, room sizes, ceiling heights, doors, exits, and stairways (1/4 inch = 1 foot)
  • survey certificate signed by a Minnesota licensed surveyor (building must be shown on survey)

Some projects require permits for tree preservation and/or stormwater management. You must obtain those permits before the City will issue a Building Permit.

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