A mechanical permit is required before any new equipment is installed or alterations are made to an existing mechanical system. Examples include a furnace, air conditioner, fireplace, gas piping, exhaust fan, range vent, garage heater or new venting of a gas appliance.
Emergency equipment replacement may take place prior to obtaining a permit, provided a permit is applied for the next business day.
Failure to obtain a permit will result in increased fees.
Generally, the State of Minnesota requires that all mechanical work be performed by licensed, bonded and insured mechanical contractors and their employees.
Mechanical permits will be issued only to contractors licensed by the City of Minnetonka.
A mechanical permit only covers the work described on the permit application.
Any other work done associated with mechanical work – for instance electrical work – requires a separate permit application.
Mechanical work may require a variety of inspections. Possible inspections include:
- Rough-In: Before any mechanical work is concealed, a rough-in inspection is required. The inspector will either give the contractor authorization to cover the work or require that corrections be made. Corrections made must be re-inspected.
- Final: After mechanical work is completed, but before a space is occupied, a final inspection is required. Any corrections required and made will need to be re-inspected.
- It is the responsibility of the mechanical permit applicant to schedule all required inspections with the building inspections division.
- It is the responsibility of the mechanical permit applicant to provide accessibility to the structure being inspected.