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Typically, construction plans do not have to be professionally drawn, but they must be specific enough with dimensions and materials that someone would be able to construct the project from the plans.
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Some residential permits, such as roofing, siding, window replacement, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical permits can be issued immediately. Residential permits which require plan review should expect at least a 7 to 10 business day wait before the permit is ready to be issued. Some commercial permits may take up to 4 to 6 weeks for plan review. If plans are not complete, the review time will be longer. Therefore, it is important for the applicant to review the plans before submitting to make sure they show specifically what is to be built and how it will be built.
Some permits are a flat fee, while other permits are based on the valuation of the cost of material and labor as if a contractor was doing the work. Please call 651-249-2300 for specifics.
Payment must be either cash or check; the department does not accept any form of credit/debit card.
Permit applications can be submitted by mail or person to the Environmental and Economic Development Department:1902 County Road B EMaplewood, MN 55109
Counter hours are:Monday through Friday8 am to 4:30 pm
An inspection card listing the expected inspections for your project is included with the building permit. The individual construction handouts also give some general inspection guidelines. For specific questions, please contact a Building Inspector at 651-249-2300.
Permits are required for any:
We do not require permits for finish work such as new cabinets, carpeting, or painting. If you are not sure if you need a permit, please contact us at 651-249-2300.