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ePermits

updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

**Building Permits available using ePermits are exclusively for residential re-roofing with asphalt shingles on a sloped roof; Residential Re-roofing a House or House and Garage and Garage Only. Also available is Residential Re-siding of a House or House and Garage or Garage Only. If the permit is for other work than these items described...


Required Permits for Projects

updated: Friday, August 15, 2014

 **ePermits are available for Single-Family Residential Roofing and Siding permits of Houses, Garages, or House and Garage. **Excludes Flat Roofs.**

The City of St. Louis Park has the following permits for projects:

  • Building & Remodeling Permits
  • Electrical Permits
  • Erosion Control Permits
  • Fence Permits
  • Irrigation System Permits
  • Land Use Permits
  • Certificate of Occupancy Permits
  • Mechanical Permits
  • Plumbing Permits
  • Point-of-Sale Permits
  • Recreational Fire Permits
  • Sewer and Water Permits
  • Shed Permits
  • Sign Permits
  • Tent & Canopy Permits
  • Utility Permits



Requirements for Lead based Paint Poisoning Prevention

updated: Monday, September 29, 2014

Beginning August 1, 2011, All Minnesota State Licensed Residential Building Contractors, Residential Remodelers, Roofers, and Mobile Home Installers must provide verification that they have certification in lead poisoning prevention from the EPA .

Verification of Contractor Certification Lead Based Paint Poisoning Prevention

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Information about the EPA Lead Rule

United States Environmental Protection Agency Lead Home Page



Do I Need a Permit?

updated: Monday, July 07, 2014

Permits are required for

  • All new construction
  • Any building addition, alterations, roofing and siding
  • Any remodeling that changes a building's structure or plumbing, mechanical or electrical system
  • Any window, exterior door, or garage door replacement
  • Any project that requires a property line or zoning review
  • Adding insulation to your attic 
  • Selling a home, condo, townhouse or duplex
  • Selling a commercial building
  • Driveway and parking lots, new or replacement of
  • On-street parking during the winter
  • Recreational fires
  • Using the off-leash dog park
  • Purchasing a gun

Please note: Please contact the Inspections Department at (952) 924-2588 to verify whether your project requires a permit.

Permits are not needed for

  • Painting
  • Wallpapering  
  • Replacing gutters
  • Installing ceramic tile, carpeting or floor coverings

What documents do I need?
Construction-related permits generally require the items listed below; however, the documents you need may vary with the project. This is a general list; if you're unsure what to bring, please call (952) 924-2588.

  • Project plans or blueprints
  • Site plan (if you're adding to the overall footprint of your property, installing a fence or building a deck or addition)
  • Method of payment (cash, credit card or checks accepted)
  • Contractors will also need their MN State License and EPA Lead Safe Certificate



Application Options

updated: Monday, June 09, 2014

e-Permitting: Available for single residential flat rate fee items that require a building,  electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and point of sale permits. e-Permitting is not available for commercial or industrial projects or projects requiring plan review, projects requiring zoning review, or any other residential remodeling projects that requiring...


Have these ready when applying online

updated: Monday, October 13, 2014

When you click on the ePermit link, you will be connected to a new site. You should have these items on hand when you're ready to apply on-line.

  • Visa and MasterCard
  • Contractor license number (This requirement applies only to contractors. Homeowners doing work in their own home do not need a contractor license)
  • Property address where work is to be done
  • Click Here to apply on-line as an ePermit



Inspections Printable Handouts

updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014



About Our Codes

updated: Monday, September 15, 2014

The City of St. Louis Park utilizes the following codes:

  • City Code & Zoning
  • 2007 Minnesota State Building Code based on the 2006 IBC and IRC with amendments
  • 2011 National Electrical Code
  • 2009 Minnesota State Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes based on the 2006 International Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes with amendments
  • 2009 Minnesota Plumbing Code
  • Minnesota Energy Code
  • Minnesota Accessibility Code

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Building & Remodeling Permits

updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Obtaining a permit will ensure that your project meets building and zoning codes. Working without a permit increases the likelihood that work will have to be redone because of code violation. It may also protect your investment. Without a building permit, you may find yourself defending shoddy or unsafe work. For example, if you remodel a wall where...


Electrical Permits

updated: Monday, September 15, 2014

In St. Louis Park, electrical permits are required whenever an owner or the owner's agent intends to perform any work covered by the 2009 Minnesota State Building Code which includes the 2014 National Electrical Code published by the National Fire Protection Association. Permits are necessary for work on residential, commercial and industrial properties...


Mechanical Permits

updated: Friday, October 17, 2014

In St. Louis Park, mechanical permits are required whenever an owner or the owner's agent intends to build, alter, repair, move, or demolish a fuel-burning appliance or system. This includes replacing a furnace, boiler or furnace/air conditioner combination, direct vent fireplace, gas piping, gas stove, clothes dryer or other mechanical work. Permits...


Irrigation System Permits

updated: Monday, October 13, 2014

Permits are required if you're connecting an underground lawn irrigation system to your building's water supply. Plumbing permits are needed for the piping connection because improper installation can allow water contaminated by fertilizer or pesticide to flow back into your home or our municipal drinking water supply. For more information, contact...


Plumbing Permits

updated: Monday, October 13, 2014

Requirements
In St. Louis Park, plumbing permits are required whenever an owner, licensed plumber or licensed water conditioning contractor perform any work covered by the Minnesota Plumbing Code. Permits are necessary for work on residential, commercial and industrial properties.

A plumbing permit is not required when work is limited to

  • Repairing leaks in water piping
  • Clearing stoppages in pipes
  • Removing and reinstalling water closets. (However, if new material must be installed, a permit is required.)
  • Annual testing of RPZ (Reduced Pressure Zone) backflow valves in potable water supply lines. (However, a permit is required if the RPZ is removed, replaced, or rebuilt.)

Cost
Cash, checks and credit card payment are accepted.
City Permit Fees

More Information
Call the St. Louis Park Inspections Department at (952) 924-2588.



Landscaping Permits

updated: Monday, September 29, 2014

Fences: If you're planning on building a fence, visit the Inspections Department in City Hall to complete a permit application. Please bring a site plan or property survey with you. A fence permit is $15 and includes a plan review to help reduce the likelihood of expensive, after-the-fact enforcement that occurs when fence installation inadvertently...


Utility Permits

updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In St. Louis Park, sewer and water permits are required whenever an owner/occupant or the owner's agent intends to perform any work connected to the sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water service or fire service piping. If connections are needed into the public right-of-way, a separate Public Works permit application must be submitted. Permits are necessary...


Tent & Canopy Permits

updated: Monday, June 30, 2014

The use of tents or canopies for special public events or retail sales may require a permit. Please contact the Fire Department at least seven days before you plan to put up a tent or canopy for your event.
For more information, contact the Fire Department at (952) 924-2595.



Erosion Control Permit

updated: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When stormwater drains off a construction site, it carries sediment and other pollutants that harm lakes, streams and wetlands. According to the 1996 National Water Quality Inventory, stormwater runoff is a leading source of water pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 20 to 150 tons of soil per acre is lost every...


What happens after I get the permit?

updated: Monday, June 30, 2014

Once you or your contractor have been granted a permit, you may begin with the approved work. For some projects, an inspection is required as you complete different stages of work. In example, an electrical rough-in inspection is required before you cover the wiring with drywall. For straightforward installations, such as a water heater, only a...


Fence Permits

updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014

If you're planning on building a fence, visit the Inspections Department in City Hall to complete a permit application. Please bring a site plan or property survey with you. A fence permit is $15 and includes a plan review to help reduce the likelihood of expensive, after-the-fact enforcement that occurs when fence installation inadvertently violates...


High School Area Parking Permit

updated: Monday, September 08, 2014

On-street parking is restricted in the area of the high school. If you live in the identified restricted area you are allowed to receive up to four permits to park on-street. To be considered for a permit, residents need to submit an application and show proof of residence (i.e. driver’s license or utility bill). Engineering staff evaluates...


Winter Parking Permit

updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Requirements
Households that do not have enough space to park at least two vehicles off the street, may apply for a parking permit if they meet one of these criteria:
  • The household has no garage or driveway (no permit fee, limit two permits per household)
  • The household has off-street parking for only one vehicle but owns two vehicles (no permit fee, limit one permit per household)
  • The household has off-street parking for only one vehicle but owns three or more vehicles (one free permit and $125 for one additional permit, limit two permits per household)
  • The household has off-street parking for two vehicles but owns three or more vehicles ($125 per permit, limit two permits per household)
  • The household requires the aid of a licensed caregiver and does not have off-street parking for the caregiver's vehicle ($25 for caregiver's permit; limit of one caregiver permit per household)
To have a permit application mailed to you, call (952) 924-2562 or Winter Parking Permit download.
 
Even if you have a parking permit, you must move your car to a plowed street on the second day of plowing. If you don’t dig out your car and move it to a plowed street, you can be ticketed and towed. When you move your car, don’t park too close to snow left behind by plows when they went around parked cars.

Contact
Jeff Stevens | Operations Manager
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: (952) 928-2853 | jstevens@stlouispark.org



Medical Needs Permit

updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In special cases where residents have medical conditions, the City Code allows for issuance of a permit to restrict on-street public parking in-front of a residence. To be considered for a permit, residents need to submit an application form with letter from their doctor. Public Works staff evaluates the request and City Council considers the...


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St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2500 Email: info@stlouispark.org