When do I need a building permit?
Building permits are needed for most home improvement projects, including:
  • Windows
  • Siding
  • Roofing
  • Electrical work
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet rock
  • Demolition
  • Framing
  • Additions
  • Garages
  • Driveways
  • Steps
  • Decks

If you are not sure if a building permit is needed, please call our Building Inspections Department at 763-767-6476. Please note that licensed contractors may be required for certain projects.

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