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Permits

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ePermits

Commercial and residential permits must be pulled online.  Please follow the link above to complete.

**Please note: Beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2020 the Maple Grove Building Department began accepting online payments for permits over $2,000. Payments may be made electronically from your checking or savings account. Payments under $2,000 may be made via credit card or electronic check. 

EPermit and EPlan review user's guide 

Quick Reference - Apply for ePermit and upload ePlans

Permit process

Prior to a building being constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, or demolished a permit is required.  All commercial and residential work needs to be pulled as an ePermit and be submitted with ePlans. Before hiring a contractor verify that they have a license and bond from the State of Minnesota.  The contractor should pull the required permits for the work that they will be doing.  Prior to closing your project, verify that the contractor has scheduled and completed all inspections.

Permits that Require Plan Review

Projects that require a permit application and plans are decks, porches, basement finishes, additions, alterations, and remodels.

Plans must meet the requirements of the Minnesota State Building Code and must be neatly drawn to scale and clearly depict the nature of the work proposed. Examples of information required on plans can be found in our handouts section. Building Department staff members will review those plans for conformance to applicable codes. Plans that do not provide the information and detail necessary to conduct a review will be returned to the applicant for revision.

Plan review for residential projects could take 1-2 weeks to complete.  If issues arise during the review, they will be identified on the plan or you will be contacted directly for a solution.

Once the review is complete, you will be notified that you can pick up your permit. The permit fee is paid at this time. Once the fee is paid, the permit will be issued and work may proceed.

No Permit Required

Some projects that do not require a permit include cosmetic changes such as paint, wall paper, floor covering, cabinets, countertops, tiled backsplash, vanities, trim, baseboard, interior doors, front entry doors where the size will remain the same, screen or storm doors, fences, retaining walls less than 4 feet in height, and sheds less than 200 square feet.

If you are unsure whether you need a permit, contact the Building Department and explain what you will be doing. Department staff will advise you if the work you are doing is regulated and a permit is required.

Payments

Permits can be paid for by cash, credit cardor check. (NOTE: Please do not email credit card information.) 


Refunds will be issued at 80% of the original fee paid provided no inspections have been conducted and must be requested in writing.

Expired Permits

In accordance with Minnesota Rules, permits expire within 180 days of issuance if no work is started and no inspections have been called in by the permit holder.

Permits also expire if work has started but then is suspended for more than 180 days and no inspections are called in by the permit holder.

No refunds are available for expired permits.

If your project is taking additional time to complete, either request a progress inspection or an extension of time to complete the work.

Requests for extensions must be in writing and directed to the Building Department.