Building Permits

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.

Permit Requirements

Building permits are required for new construction and most remodeling projects. Some of the most commonly obtained permits are for roofing, siding, decks, patio doors, and pools. Separate permits are needed for mechanical, plumbing and electrical. Homeowners can do their own work. However, if a contractor is performing the work, they must be either State or City licensed.

Plan Requirements

Building permits for new construction require two sets of plans, a certificate of survey, and energy calculations. For remodeling, decks, or other work, two sets of plans are required.

Fees

Building permit fees are based on the guidelines provided by the League of Minnesota Cities. Fees are as follows:

Value Range
Fee
$1 to $500
$25
$501 to $2,000
$25 for the 1st $500 plus $3.25 for each additional $100, or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000
$2,001 to $25,000
$73.75 for the 1st $2,000 plus $14.75 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000
$25,001 to $50,000
$413 for the 1st $25,000 plus $10.75 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000
$50,001 to $100,000
$681.75 for the 1st $50,000 plus $7.50 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000
$100,001 to $500,000
$1,056.75 for the 1st $100,000 plus $6 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000
$500,001 to $1,000,000
$3,456.75 for the 1st $500,000 plus $5 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000
$1,000,001 and Up
$5,956.75 for the 1st $1,000,000 plus $4 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof


Additional Fees

  • Plan Check Fee = 65% of the calculated permit fee
  • State Surcharge = 0.0005 x the value of the job

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