Permit Applications and Information

NEW! Online Permitting and Payment Portal

The City of Faribault is now offering an online permitting and payment portal for most residential building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical permits. The only commercial permits currently offered online are electrical permits. Please click the middle graphic below to begin the application process. For more information, visit here.

Building Codes Notice

New Residential Dwelling

Basement Finishing

Building Permits

Commercial Building Permits

Commercial Building Energy Codes Program (click on this link): Commercial Compliance Using COMcheck™

A complete set of documents will help you get your next project started fast. Please submit a digital PDF of your plans in addition to the paper plans. You can send the digital PDF via email to

Construction Site Erosion

Deck Building Permits

Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings

Electrical Inspections

Fire Alarms

Please note that when obtaining a Fire Alarm Permit, you may be required to obtain a corresponding Electrical Permit.

Garages, Sheds, & Other Accessory Buildings

Heating & Plumbing

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.

Manufactured Home Permit

Masonry & Concrete Cold Weather Guidelines

Moving Structures/House Relocation

MPCA Permit Factsheets

Roofing, Siding and Window Replacement Permit

Silt Fences

Sprinkler System Permit

Sump Pump Requirements

Other Documents