Residential outdoor living and landscaping

We explain the requirements for residential outdoor living and landscaping.

The City of Minneapolis publishes information bulletins containing design guidelines and other important compliance requirements for popular residential building projects and topics.

Building a Deck

Building a Fence

Building or Repairing a Retaining Wall

Installing a Swimming Pool

Installing a Driveway

Installing a Sidewalk (specifications for concrete sidewalks, driveways, curb and gutter, and alleys)

Lawns – Lawn Care Tips That Affect Storm water

Gardens – Rain Gardens


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Minneapolis Development Review

Community Planning & Economic Development


Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.