Electronic permit submittal options

Information about the electronic permit submittal options offered by the City of Minneapolis.

In response to the Stay At Home executive order issued by Governor Walz which goes into effect at 11:59 PM on Friday, March 27, 2020:

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020 and until further notice, the CPED Customer Service Center (CSC) – also referred to as Minneapolis Development Review (MDR) – will not be accepting any dropped off, faxed in or mailed paper permit applications or other supporting documentation such as plans, construction documents, etc.

At this time, ALL permit applications and supporting documentation required for permit review, processing and issuance MUST be done using one of the digital (electronic) options listed below.

This change is intended to meet the requirements of the Stay At Home order including social distancing between limited on-site city staff while still providing our applicants the ability to submit permits and plans for review using existing digital technology.

Upon completion of all required reviews and approvals, applicants will be contacted for payment.

Options for digital submittal

  • Online Permitting:  Is available to licensed contractors working on 1- and 2-Family residential properties doing simple (no plans required) work such as reroofing, window replacement (same size), and siding. NOTE: This option IS NOT for any type of permit that requires construction documents such as site plans, floor plans, building elevations, structural engineering. Project such as garages, decks, porches, steps/stoops, additions, etc. must first submit an electronic permit application and then wait for an invitation to upload their plans into Project Dox after their application has been received and set up.
  • Electronic Permit Applications: Refer to the appropriate digital permit application at this website to download and submit your application to our office via email. See section titled “Submit Application."  NOTE: Submittal of your application requires staff to review the application AND set up the application in our permitting database. This may take up to two business days for completion. If plans are needed, you will be sent an email to upload your plan documents.
  • ePlan (ProjectDox): Any construction projects requiring plan documents for city review (e.g. site plans, building elevations, construction details, etc.), may use our ePlan (ProjectDox) – Electronic Plan submission process. NOTE: All permits that require construction documents for city review will to have the electronic permit application (see above) set up in our permitting database BEFORE any plan documents can be uploaded into Project Dox by the applicant.

NOTE: Faxed applications and other documents will NOT be accepted. 

Contact Minneapolis 311 for questions or additional information for any of the submittal options listed above or for a status of a submitted application.

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