A sewer and water permit, and associated inspections, are required for the installation, alteration, repair or extension of any sewer or water system.
This includes installation or replacement of any related equipment, and any other activity as required by the building official or sewer and water inspector.
A sewer and water permit application and permit fees must be submitted to and approved by the city before any sewer and water work may begin.
Applications should be filed using the city's online ePermits system. For those choosing to submit hard copies, use the PDF below.
Major development projects can require numerous permits including sewer and water, demolition, grading and work within the right-of-way. Learn more.
Permits for sewer and water work in a new structure, or within 36 inches of the outer foundation of a new or existing structure, will only be issued to contractors licensed by the State of Minnesota.
Permits for sewer and water work in an existing structure will only be issued to contractors licensed by the State of Minnesota or to a homeowner for work done on the property they have homesteaded.In signing and submitting a permit application, a homeowner is acknowledging that they own and occupy the home where the work will be conducted, and they will personally and physically perform all of the sewer and water work
Generally, the State of Minnesota requires that all sewer and water work be performed by licensed, bonded and insured plumbing contractors, pipe layer contractors and their employees.
In specific cases, and within strict limitations, sewer and water work may be performed by a homeowner on the property they have homesteaded.
An owner may not do sewer and water work in a mobile home, recreational vehicle or portion of a building that is rented, leased or occupied by others.
- It is the responsibility of the sewer and water permit applicant to schedule all required inspections with the building inspections division.
- It is the responsibility of the sewer and water permit applicant to provide accessibility to the structure being inspected.