City of North St. Paul Building & Permit Information
The City of North St. Paul building and fire inspectors follow the Minnesota State Building Code with State Amendments to set minimum standards for all commercial and residential construction in the city to ensure the safety and performance for all structures. Permits regulate the design, construction, and quality of materials used in our community and are an investment in your property and the well-being of our community.
Permits ensure proper services including inspections are provided to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare. City inspectors will inspect a project several times during construction.
The City of North St. Paul requires building permits for a variety of projects including:
Windows & Exterior Doors
The City also requires permits for several construction related activities including:
Fire Alarm & Sprinklers
Mechanical—All Mechanical Contractors must always apply for a City License
Trenching and Underground Tanks
In some cases, the City of North St. Paul may require a Planning & Zoning Permit. Please review our guidelines before submitting your permit application.
Other Permits managed by the City of North St. Paul Include:
Information for Contractors
Contractors needing permits for work in the City of North St. Paul, will find the necessary applications, handouts and licensing information on our Information for Contractors page.
Information for Residents
Property owners doing work on their own property may apply for building permits without the need for a contractor’s license. Please review the information on our Information for Residents.
Permit Application Process
To obtain a permit, you must submit a completed permit application including materials information to the City of North St. Paul Community Development Department by:
Mailing it to Community Development City of North St. Paul 2400 Margaret Street North St. Paul, MN 55109
Bringing your materials to City Hall (Once the COVID restrictions are removed)