Environmental Permit Applications
Minneapolis Environmental Services accepts and enforces several permits within the City - they are listed below. These applications can be submitted and paid for in a variety of ways.
A list of permit fees can be found here: 2020 Environmental Permit Fees
Pay by: Check or credit card
Location: Minneapolis Environmental Services - 3rd Floor, Public Service Center, 250 S. 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Pay by: Check or credit card - our permit administration staff will contact you for information.
For your protection: please do not email credit card information.
Email request: [email protected]
Pay by: Credit card through our secure line
Abrasive Blasting Permit
When required: Required for anyone using abrasive materials (i.e. silica, water) to prepare any surface.
Link to application: Abrasive Blasting Permit Application
Additional requirements: Environmental Services must be notified 48 hours before an abrasive blast is scheduled to begin.
Link to municode: 59.50 - Abrasive Blast Permit Required.
After Hours Work Permit
When required: Weekdays- Work beginning before 7:00 a.m. and work after 6:00 p.m., Weekends- Any time
Link to application: After Hours Work Permit Application
Additional requirement: A notification letter must be sent to neighbors around the work site.
Link to municode: 59.30 - After Hours Work Permit Required
Erosion Control Permit
When required: Required for any land disturbance activity in excess of 500 square feet. An Erosion Control Plan (per MCO 52.100) is required when land disturbance activities exceed 5000 square feet.
Link to application: Soil Erosion Permit Application
Link to municode: 52.100. - Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
Hazardous Waste Facility Permit
Oil Water Separator and Sediment Trap Permit
When required: Required when installing, removing, or abandoning an oil-water separator or sediment trap.
Link to application: Oil/Water Separator and Sediment Trap Application
Link to municode: 48.270. - Oil/Water Separators and Sediment Trap Permit and Registration Fees
Remediation, Clean-up, and Contaminated Soil Storage Permit
When required: Required during soil or groundwater pollution clean-ups.
Link to application: Contaminated Soil Storage Application, On-site Remediation Permit
Link to municode: 48.300. - Contaminated Material Storage
Rock Crushing Permit
Outdoor Amplified Sound Permit
When required: Required for anyone operating outdoor amplified sound (i.e. speaker system)
Link to application: Outdoor Amplified Sound Permit
Link to municode: 389.105. - Permits for Sound Amplifying Equipment
Storage Tank Permits
When required: Required for any underground tanks and all above ground tanks greater than 200 gallons.
Link to application: Tank Abandonment Application, Tank Installation Permit Application, Tank Removal
Link to municode: 48.120. - Aboveground Storage Tanks for Regulated Substances, 48.130. - Underground Storage Tanks for Regulated Substances
Temporary Water Discharge Permit
When required: Required for any discharge to the storm drain or sanitary sewer than is not a permanent connection.
Link to application: Temporary Water Discharge Application
Link to municode: 50.65. - Discharge Permits to the Sanitary Sewer and Storm Drains
Well Constructing/Sealing Permit
When required: Required for any boring 15 feet or deeper.
Link to application: Well Construction Application , Well Sealing Notification, Temporary Well Boring Notification
Link to municode: 216.80. - Permit Requirement and Fee Schedule
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.
Last updated May 14, 2020