Block parties require a street closure permit (no fee). You should apply for the permit one to two weeks before the party. Learn more at the Block Party / Street Closure page.
Are permits required for storm-related repairs?
City permits and inspections are required for all storm-related repairs such as repairing roofing, siding, meter and mast. This is for your protection when working with contractors, as well as helpful in maintaining the value of your property. For more information about permits, and to ensure your repairs and replacements have been inspected, please contact the city at 952.924.2588.
Do I need a permit?
Permits are required for:
All new construction
Any building additions or alterations, including opening up walls that expose existing or new framing and/or insulation
All roofing and siding
Drain tile systems
Any remodeling that changes a building's 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 or walls
Driveway and parking lots, new or replacement of
How do I change the use of a commercial or industrial property?
For high school area parking, you can receive up to four permits to park on the street if you live near St. Louis Park High School, in an area where on-street parking is restricted. To be considered for a permit, submit an application and show proof of residence, such as a driver’s license or utility bill. Contact the Engineering Department at 952.924.2656 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. High School Area Permit Map.
For medical needs — In special cases where residents have medical conditions, a permit may be issued to restrict on-street public parking in front of a resident’s home. To be considered for a permit, submit an application form with a letter from your doctor. If the application is approved by Engineering staff and City Council, signs will be installed in front of your home. Permits are reviewed each year to confirm medical conditions still exist. Contact the Engineering Department at 952.924.2656 or email@example.com for an application.
How do I get an erosion control or right of way permit?
Apply for your permit and pay the permit fee online using ePermits.
For permits that require plan review, you'll receive an emailed receipt for your permit fee payment.
ProjectDox will send you an invitation to create your account. This includes a temporary password for first-time users. Use this information to log into your ProjectDox account.
Now compile sheet files.
Complete the Applicant Upload task.
Plans will be sent to a city permit technician who will pre-screen the submitted drawings and documents. You'll be contacted if corrections are needed.
The project then moves on to department review. At this step you'll also be notified if corrections are needed.
If you are asked to make corrections, you can upload revised plans using the same name as the original file. This will create a "Version 2" of the plan. Subsequent revisions will be numbered accordingly.
Once all relevant city departments have finished review, it will be determined if project valuations are accurate. You will be contacted about any changes to valuations.
When the permit is approved, you'll be notified of approval and that final fees are due.
Pay final fees online with ePermits or in person at the Inspections counter at City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park. The Pay Final Fees task is complete once you choose "pay online" or "pay in person."
Once final fees have been paid, you will be notified that you can download your approved plans from the Approval folder in ProjectDox.
Is a construction management plan required for my project?
Major additions (second story additions or additions of 500 square feet or more), demolitions and new construction are required to have a construction management plan (CMP). The purpose of the CMP is to provide neighbors with information about what is happening at the property and contact information on who to call if they have concerns during construction. It may include sending written notification to neighbors within 200 feet of the property, a neighborhood meeting and/or signage. View the construction management plan page to view the CMP packet for more information.
What documents do I need to apply for a permit?
Construction-related permits generally require the items listed below; however, requirements may vary. If you are unsure what to bring, 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 need to bring their Minnesota state license EPA Lead Safe Certificate