Installing a driveway

We explain the rules you need to know before installing a driveway.

Homeowners can perform work on their own properties without hiring a contractor.

Before you start

Review the following:


One and two family residential properties

We do not require a zoning and site plan review for new and replacement driveways that meet Minneapolis zoning code standards for:

  • Driveway size (width)
  • Location
  • Materials

Read Chapter 541 of the Minneapolis Zoning Code


Sidewalk or curb affected

If any part of the drive approach or public sidewalk is affected, or if a new or expanded curb cut is required, a Zoning, Public Works and Park Board site plan review is required.


Driveway resource

Specifications for Monolithic Concrete Sidewalk, Concrete Driveways, Concrete Curb And Gutter, Concrete Alleys (PDF)


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Minneapolis Development Review

Community Planning & Economic Development


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505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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