Sidewalk inspection permit

You must get a permit before doing sidewalk repair or construction work. Use this permit for curbs or gutters, driveway aprons and curb ramps as well.

Apply for a permit

You will need a sidewalk inspection permit if you want to build or fix:

  • Sidewalks
  • Curbs or gutters
  • Driveway aprons
  • Pedestrian curb ramps

Apply for a sidewalk inspection permit

How to get a permit

Follow these steps to get a sidewalk inspection permit.

  1. Complete the application for a sidewalk inspection permit.
  2. Pay your permit fees.
  3. Wait for us to validate your permit.
    • Your permit is valid once we process your payment.
  4. Once your permit is valid, you can begin the work.

More details to know

Cold weather plan

You must have a cold weather plan for sidewalk construction work if:

  • Your work is not complete by October 15th.
  • Your work begins after October 15th.

Learn about cold weather plans


Pedestrian curb ramp design, construction, and repair

Review more information on ADA curb ramp:

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Repairs

Read more information

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Chris DeDene

Professional Engineer

Public Works



Accounts Receivable

Finance & Property Services




Minneapolis Finance Department
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505 4th Ave. S, RM# 620B
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Sidewalk Inspections

Public Works




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S, Room 410
Minneapolis, MN 55415