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Posted on: April 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Do I Need a Building Permit?

Building permits ensure that residents, businesses, and construction professionals follow building codes. These codes regulate design, construction, and materials for Vadnais Heights buildings, all with the aim of protecting life, health, property, and public welfare.

A building permit is required on new construction (including decks), remodeling, garages, and accessory buildings of more than 200 square feet, roofing, siding, egress windows, swimming pools, windows and doors, or finishing a basement. Obtain a mechanical permit to work on ducts, furnaces, venting, air conditioning systems, fireplaces, or gas piping. A plumbing permit is needed to install water heaters, water softeners, or work on new or existing plumbing. If you plan to construct a fence, driveway expansion, or sign, you need a zoning permit.

The State of Minnesota requires electrical permits for all electrical work and permits may be obtained at City Hall.

You do not need a permit to perform regular maintenance, tree trimming, landscaping, prefabricated swimming pools with capacities of 5,000 gallons or less and depths up to two feet,playground equipment, painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, or similar finishing work.

Visit or contact City Hall at 651-204-6000 for questions about building permits.

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