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Online Permits

Effective Monday, August 10, 2020, the City of Minneapolis will no longer accept, process, issue or inspect new permit submittals for radon mitigation systems in the City of Minneapolis.

Due to the resolution of recent legal challenges to State of Minnesota Department of Health requirements, radon mitigation permits must now be requested from the State of Minnesota Health Department.

Any open permits issued from the City of Minneapolis prior to August 10, 2020 will need to obtain final inspections from city inspection staff.

For all new residential construction and for additions to residential construction where a radon mitigation system is currently installed, these radon systems will continue to be reviewed and inspected as part of the overall building permit issued for the project – no additional mechanical permit is required.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health websites for more information on Radon in HomesRadon Laws, Rules and Standards, and Licensing for Radon Professionals.

Online Building, Plumbing and Mechanical permits for licensed contractors on 1 and 2 family dwelling unit properties. Online Street Use permits are available on all properties. Contractors can apply, pay and receive several simple (no plan or site review required permits using the web). Permits may also be purchased in person at the Development Services Customer Service Center located at the Public Service Building, 505 Fourth Ave. S., 220. If you have questions and are located within Minneapolis call 3-1-1, if you are outside of the City, call 612-673-3000.

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How do I get my ePermit User Account and Access to the System?

Pre-approved licensed contractors may access the online Street Use, Building, Mechanical, and Plumbing permitting applications 24/7.

New Users: ePermit user sign-up

Existing:  ePermit user login

Please note that you will use your same username from the old system. You should have received an email with instructions on how to reset your password and set up a security question the first time you log into the new system.

What permits are available?

Currently only Street Use, Building, Mechanical, and Plumbing permits are available online.

  • Street Use: Permits for 1 - 2 residential units are issued in 30 day increments only and may be renewed up to a total of 120 days. All other Street Use permits can be 30, 60, or 90 days.

  • Building

    • Carpentry Exterior: Repair/replace existing wood features w/o altering structural elements.
    • Masonry Work: Repair/replace exterior brick veneer or chimney.
    • Roofing:  Remove existing, replace with approved system.
    • Siding – Repair/Replace: Repair/replace existing siding w/o altering structural roof material and replace elements.
    • Stucco/Plaster Repair/Replace: Repair or replacement of stucco or plaster down to and including the lathe.
    • Window Replacement: Replace an existing window with like/kind – no change to the existing rough opening size.
    • Combination: A combination of the above Scope Codes – normally requires a General Contractor’s license.
  • Plumbing Fixtures

    • General Plumbing Fixture: Replace or install fixtures (sinks, showers, tubs, etc.)
    • Water Heater – Replace: Replace existing gas water heater with a new gas water heater. The replacement of an electric water heater requires both electrical and plumbing permits.
    • Water Meter: Replace or relocate an existing water meter .
    • Gas Meter: Replace or relocate an existing gas meter.
    • Gas Fixtures – Fireplace, Stove, Dryer: Replace or install a gas fireplace, stove or dryer.
  • Mechanical

    • Level 1: Includes Miscellaneous HVAC Work - No Burners
           a.  Radiation piping for space heating
           b.  Supplies & returns 6 openings or less (greater that 6 openings go to level 3)
           c.  Fresh air intake, air cleaner, humidifier, venting, fans, gas piping (heating systems only), and other accessories.
           d.  Air conditioner add-on or replacement
           e.  Solid fuel heating devices (wood, pellets, etc.)
    • Level 2: Includes any Level 1 work and replacement of boilers/furnace 
           a.  Replace boiler plus incidental piping
           b.  Replace furnace only with or without A/C - plenum included (no duct work beyond plenum)
           c.  Add or replace space heating unit
    • Level 3: Includes any Level 1 or 2 work and entire system replacement  
           a.  Remove existing system and install new (boiler or forced air system)
           b.  Install a new system to serve an existing non-conditioned space 

How do I pay?

You will be able to make credit card payments online.

What computer set-up do I need?

The following computer capabilities are required:

  • Access to the Internet
  • A valid e-mail address
  • A Web Browser: Internet Explorer Version 9 or later, Firefox Version 24 or later, Safari or Google Chrome

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Last updated Dec 22, 2020



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