Forms

Required Construction Documents for Permit Submittal

  • For All Types: A completed and signed permit application with all information filled in as well as a value for the labor and materials of the project (if you are doing the work yourself, we still need a value based on the labor as if the work was hired out.)
  • New House (2 copies of the following)
    • Full size sets of construction plans
      • Should include braced wall calculations and layout
    • Site plan showing setbacks to property lines/other buildings on that lot
    • Grading plans
    • Energy Compliance certificate (filled out) or actual heat loss calculations
  • Residential Addition/Four Season Porch/Detached structure (2 copies of the following)
    • Full size sets of construction plans (enough detail so someone else could build it for you without talking to you)
      • Should include braced wall calculations and layout
      • Footing and foundation size, height, type, rebar, etc.
      • Window sizes, door sizes, header sizes, etc.
      • Dimensions/Scale
    • Site plan showing setbacks to property lines/other buildings on that lot  
  • Residential Remodel (2 copies of the following)
    • Full size sets of construction plans (enough detail so someone else could build it for you without talking to you)
      • What is existing (walls, beams, floor system, bearing points)
      • What is changing
      • Window sizes, door sizes, header sizes, etc.
      • Footing and foundation information if applicable
      • Dimensions/Scale
  • Decks/Covered Porches (2 copies of the following)
    • Construction plans showing layout
      • Joist size, span, spacing and connection to house
      • Beam size and span
      • Post/beam connection
      • Footing size and depth
      • Guardrail/Handrail/Stairs
      • If the floor system in your house is cantilevered in the area you intend to hand your deck, then tell us what type of floor system you have in your house
      • Dimensions/Scale
      • If a porch: Roof system, bearing points for roof and attaching to the house
    • Site plan showing setbacks to property lines
    • New Commercial Building (2 copies of the following)
      • Full size sets of construction plans (Signed by licensed architect and structural engineer)
        • MN IBC code analysis
        • MN Accessibility details
    • Site plans showing setbacks to property lines or other buildings
    • Grading plans
    • Plumbing plans submitted to state for approval if applicable
    • Sprinkler system layout and sizing if applicable
    • Documents showing the HVAC and Lighting will be in compliance with MN Energy Code/ASHRAE