Permits & Applications

Building Fee Schedule (pdf)

Explanations of the 2012 IRC Building Code (pdf)

You may first want to read the list of items that do not require a permit:
Work Exempt from Permit (pdf)
Trabajo Exento de permiso (pdf)


Basement Finishing
Building Permit
Construction Site Erosion
Deck Building Permit
Egress Window and Well Dimensions
Electrical Inspection
Garages, Sheds, and Other Accessory Buildings
Heating and Plumbing
Lead Based Requirements – Federal Mandate
Lightning Safety
Above is important lightning safety warning information for owners of homes and other buildings with corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST). CSST is a gas pipe with a yellow or orange covering. The brand is printed on the covering; brands include TracPipe, Gastite and Wardflex, among others. See informational handouts above.


Planning & Zoning

Code Enforcement Complaint Form
Conditional Use Permit
Final Plat
Home Occupation
Interim Uses
Preliminary Plat
Planned Unit Development
Rezoning/Text Amendment
Sign Permit
Vacations Street/Easement/Other Public Reservation

Public Works

DNR Permit
See the DNR website.
NPDES Permit
See the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website.
Right-of-Way Permit

From Section 25 of the City Code
a) ROW Permit and Regulations - except as provided in the City Code, no person or public right-of-way user may obstruct or excavate any public right-of-way without first having obtained the appropriate permit from the City. See the Regulations and Permit Application documents above.

b) ROW Registration Form - Any public right-of-way user, which owns or controls a public utility facility within any public right-of-way, or any portion thereof, shall register with the City. See the User Registration Form above.

c) ROW Fee Schedule. See the Fee Schedule document above.
Parking Permits

From Section 15-40 of the City Code
Trailers — No person in charge of any type of trailer shall park or permit such trailer, whether or not attached to a motor vehicle, to be parked upon any street in the city for more than three (3) hours in a twenty-four-hour period, unless otherwise provided. Construction trailers for contractors doing business on adjacent properties between April 1 and November 1, may park on a city street within one hundred (100) feet of the property they are doing business at. To do so, a contractor at the time of requesting a building permit, must apply for an on-street parking permit providing the location, dates and time they plan to be on a street for a construction project. The public works director may deny this permit, if there are options for the contractor to park on private property or the location is a hazard. The public works director may revoke the permit for special circumstances.

Special Use Permit — In the event that a one-time increased on-street parking duration is desired by the owner of a motor vehicle and/or trailer, a special permit may be obtained from the city provided the expanded duration is clearly defined and based on unique conditions not related to the general storage of the motor vehicle and/or trailers.
Grading Permit
Policy & Procedures for Street Closure

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