Building Permits & Inspections

The Permit and Inspections Department issues all building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and miscellaneous permits, and schedules all required inspections. The building official is responsible for plan reviews and inspection of all building and remodeling projects. All electrical inspections are scheduled with our state electrical inspector.

Grading / Excavation / Fill Permits (PDF) are issued through the Engineering Department. Right-of-Way permits are issued through the Dakota County One Stop Permit Shop.

Scheduling an Inspection

Please call 24 hours in advance during office hours between 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to schedule an inspection. All inspections occur between 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The building official is available for questions Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Electrical inspections are scheduled with Patrick McMullen at 612-866-1979 or at He is available for calls Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.