A site development or grading permit is required, unless proposed site work is included as part of a building permit.
A grading and erosion control plan – a site plan that includes additional information – must be submitted with all building permit applications.
Major development projects can require numerous permits issued by several different city departments. These can include demolition, grading, sewer and water and work within the right of way.
Small projects may require only one or two site-related permits. Major development projects with extensive site work can apply for a site development permit to streamline the application process.
This flow chart will help you determine which permits are needed for your project. Apply and pay for your permits online, and contact our planning division at 952-939-8290 to learn more or ask questions.
Download and complete the following applications.
- Grading permit application
- Demolition permit application
- Sewer and water permits
- Right-of-Way permits*
- Site development permit application
*The engineering division oversees this permit; call 952-939-8206 to learn more or ask questions.
- Grading permits
- 500 cubic yards or less – $150
- Greater than 501 cubic yards – $450
- Site development permit fees
Grading and erosion control plan includes all of the following:
- General information
- Adjacent wetlands, lakes, or creeks
- Temporary stockpile locations
- Temporary rock entrance
- Direction of drainage clearly indicated
- Silt fence location*
- Significant trees adjacent to construction, including conifers taller than 15 feet and shade trees more than eight inches in diameter
- Significant trees to be removed clearly indicated
- Tree protection fencing*
*Erosion control and tree protection fencing must be installed and inspected before a building permit is issued. Call 952-988-8422 to schedule an inspection.