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Many home or business improvement projects require a permit, including:
Permits are required for buildings or structures that are:
In addition, permits are required for:
If you are contemplating a project, contact the Little Canada City Center at 651-766-4029 to determine what type of approvals you need or to schedule an appointment to meet with the Associate Planner or Building Official. Permits ensure that proper services are provided to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare. Permits regulate the design, construction, quality of materials of all buildings and structures in the community.
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Occasionally, the Planning Commission and City Council must act on the work contemplated. In this case, a conditional use permit, variance, etc. must be applied for in addition to the building permit. Be sure to allow adequate time since this process can take over a month. Deadline for submitting is 17 days prior to the Planning Commission meeting. The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of every month. The City Council will then review Planning cases during their second meeting of the month held on the fourth Wednesday.
Contact our Associate Planner at email or 651-766-4046 with questions regarding the planning and zoning process.
Building permits are required for new construction and most remodeling projects. Some of the most commonly obtained permits are for:
Apply for these permits at Little Canada City Center. Allow at least five to seven business days from the date the permit and all required information is received by the Building Official for approval on residential and commercial permits. Separate permits are needed for mechanical, plumbing and electrical.