What type of projects require permits?

Many home or business improvement projects require a permit, including: 

  • Accessory buildings
  • Basement remodeling
  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Garages
  • Porches
  • Roofs
  • Sheds

Permits are required for buildings or structures that are: 

  • Altered
  • Constructed
  • Demolished
  • Improved
  • Moved
  • Repaired

In addition, permits are required for: 

  • Air conditioning work
  • Electrical
  • Heating
  • Plumbing

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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