Building/Remodeling Permit Applications & Forms

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

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.


  • Residential Insulation
  • Residential Interior Demo
  • Residential ReRoof/TearOff | Informational Handout (PDF)
  • Residential ReRoof/TearOff - Detached Garage Only
  • Residential Reside
  • Residential Stucco
  • Residential Window/Door Replacement (same size)

Building - Plan Review Required


Electrical permits cover the installation of electrical wiring. Inspections are done through the City's electrical inspector. To make an appointment, call 763-390-9255 between 7–8:30 am, Monday through Friday.

  • Commercial Electrical (by item)
  • Commercial Electrical (per trip)
  • Residential Electrical (New Home/Residential Max)
  • Residential Electric (per trip)
  • Residential Electrical (by item)


Mechanical permits cover installation, repair, or remodeling of fireplaces, heating systems, and air conditioners.


Plumbing permits cover installation or replacement of plumbing for toilets, bathtubs, sinks, floor drains, water heaters, showers, garbage disposals, backflow preventers for underground sprinkler systems, and dishwashers.

Plumbing - Plan Review Required

  • Plumbing with Plan Submittal

Sewer/Water - Plan Review

Sewer or water permits are required if you hire a plumber to make connections to the City's sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water main, or any repairs to your sanitary service.