Abrasive blasting permit application

You can apply for an abrasive blasting permit.

Permit requirements

We require the Abrasive Blasting Permit for anyone using abrasive materials (e.g., silica, water) to prepare any surface:

  • Airborne particles can be a health hazard to neighbors.
  • Testing is required to determine the lead content of the paint.
  • No water or debris is allowed to leave the property during abrasive blasting.

The City of Minneapolis requires lead testing of surfaces to be abrasively blasted. We require documentation of this testing before you begin abrasive activities. City staff will review documentation as part of the permit application. Please submit documentation of the lead test results with your permit application five days before the project begins.

See Minneapolis Ordinance 59.50

How to apply

Abrasive Blasting Permit Application

Permit Fees

See Environmental Permit Fees

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If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

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Contact us


Minneapolis Health Department

Environmental Health Permit






Make payment in person at:

Public Service Building
Minneapolis Service Center
505 Fourth Ave. S., Skyway level
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Mail a payment to:

Minneapolis Environmental Health
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415