Permits & Licenses
We all rely on the safety of structures that surround us in our everyday living- from our homes and offices to our stores, schools, factories, places of entertainment, etc. MN State Building codes provide important minimum safeguards and standards to public health, safety, and general welfare, so the City of St. Anthony has adopted the MN State Building Codes in addition to the City's Zoning codes. Also, the codes help promote energy conservation, and the safety to life and property from fire and other hazards as well as to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations. The building department is here to help ensure that the structures built within the community meet at least these minimum requirements and codes.
Permit Application Process
The City of St. Anthony offers an online tool to complete your permit applications.
- Allow ten business days for permit approval if a plan review is required
- Once your permit is approved, construction shall begin within 180 days or a new permit will be required
- As work is completed schedule your inspections. Please refer to inspections required, which can be found on page 2 of the submitted application
If you have any questions regarding permits or licenses, please contact the Licensing Clerk at 612-782-3317.
Do I need a permit?
The following projects require a permit.
|A ccessory Buildings -200 sq. ft. or less|
Accessory Buildings - 201 sq. ft. or more
|Drain Tile||Driveway Replacement||Driveway Expansion|
|Electrical||Entry Door - New Opening||Entry Door - Replacement|
|Exhaust Fan||Fence||Fireplace - Gas|
|Fireplace - Wood||Fire Suppression Systems||Footing/Foundation|
|Garage||Garage Door Replacement||Garbage / Recycling Container Screening or Fencing|
|Gas Lines||Generator||Heating/Cooling - Initial Installation|
|Heating/Cooling - Replacement||Interior Finish or Remodel||Irrigation||Manufactured Home|
|Mechanical/Heating/Cooling||New Construction||Parks Special Beer Event|
|Patios||Plumbing - New Lines||Plumbing - Replace Existing Lines|
|Porch||Radon Mitigation Systems||Recreational Fires|
|Retaining Walls - 4' high or less||Retaining Walls - Greater than 4' high||Right-of-Way Use|
|Siding||Sign||Solar Energy Systems|
|Special Event||Swimming Pool||Underground Storage Tank Removal|
|Walkways||Water - Heater / Irrigation / Softener / Treatment - Initial Installation||Water - Heater / Irrigation / Softener / Treatment - Replacement|
|Windows - Above Grade||Windows - Egress||Wireless Facility|
Do I need a License?
The following activities require a license. Select your activity to obtain the license application required, and to see additional information.