Building Permits


All building and related permits ensure that projects will be constructed according to nationally recognized standards. The standards are designed to protect buildings from collapse and fire, and to ensure the safety of all building occupants. Review of permit applications also ensures that projects meet zoning requirements, such as yard coverage, setbacks and building height.

A selection of permits, such as residential plumbing, mechanical, and window replacements can be issued at the time of application. Other residential and commercial permit applications may take up to five working days or more to process. Applications for permits should be submitted well in advance of the scheduled starting date. This will allow time for City staff to offer assistance through the process and issue permit at the start of the project. This is especially true during the summer construction season.

NOTE: Due to the May 2022 hailstorm, re-siding and re-refooing permits are issued in the order they are received. Currently, permits are taking about a week to get back due to a backlog of requests. 

Please return completed applications via email to or fax 651-730-2820. 

Roofing & Siding

Pictures of ice and water for roofing and pictures for house wrap for siding should be email to Also include picture of the front house address.

Electrical Inspection

The 2020 NEC which is the new electrical code will be going into effect. Any permits pulled after 11/17/2020 will have this new code enforced.

To schedule an electrical inspection, go to or call Peter Tokle at 763-754-2983, between the hours of 7AM to 8:30AM, Monday through Friday.