A building permit is required for work that is regulated by the building code. This includes:
Residents: See the Building & Remodeling section to find helpful guides to applying for permits, the inspections process, and projects such as decks, garages, and finishing your basement.
Decks, additions, garages or new homes need 2 sets of building plans, including 2 sets of site plans, showing the property lines and where the building is on the property and all other dimensions.
The contractor must schedule the inspection. Call the Inspections Department at 952-548-6320 (8:00 am–4:30 pm). Schedule your inspection at least 24 hours in advance. When calling for an inspection you will be asked to provide the address, permit number and type of inspection you are requesting. Inspections are done 9–11 am and 1–4 pm and are scheduled every half hour. You can also use the online request form.
NOTE: If your project takes place in the Minnehaha Creek watershed, it might require additional permits from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. Find out more from the MCWD.