Building Safety

The Building Safety Division oversees all residential and commercial building, mechanical, plumbing, fire alarms/sprinklers, sewer & water/septic permits issued in the city limits. The Minnesota Building and Fire Codes are enforced and adhered to on all permits. Some exceptions to this requirement are listed in the building code. Obtaining a permit, by a homeowner and/or contractor, ensures safety and full compliance with the Minnesota State Building Code.

As of January 1, 2023, all permit applications must be submitted on our CitizenServe Online Portal. Please follow the link to portal, which is available under "Apply for Permit", to log in to your account or create an account and apply for permits. Do not log-in to our City website! 


Permits are required for most residential and commercial projects, including, but not limited to:

  • Decks
  • Porches
  • Finishing a Basement
  • Sheds/Outbuildings (over 200 square feet)
  • Additions and Remodeling
  • New Construction
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical/HVAC
  • Re-roofing
  • Re-siding
  • Window Replacement
  • Door Replacement
  • Electrical (issued by the State)