Information for Contractors

Contractor Licensing Requirements

Contractors working in the City of North St. Paul must be licensed by the State of Minnesota. If you will be performing any

  • Commercial work
  • Masonry and brickwork
  • Roofing
  • Windows
  • Sign installation or repair including electrical signs
  • Plumbing 
  • Electrical
  • Plastering/stucco

If you do not have a license from the State of Minnesota you must apply for a Contractor License from the City of North St Paul and provide a Certificate of Insurance. All contractors working on mechanical systems must be licensed by the City of North St. Paul. 

View a list of all contractor licenses issued by the City of North St. Paul.

Apply for the Appropriate Permit

The City of North St. Paul offers an online permit application process. Learn more about how to set up your account and the permits issued by the City of North St. Paul here. Permit applications

Understanding State Fees

Depending on the work being proposed, the State of Minnesota may access additional verification fees. Please review the following table for more information.

Residential Projects

License Verification Fee

Lead Verification Fee 

(if lead certification is required)
Exterior Door Replacement YesNo
Garage overhead doorsNoNo
All residential plumbingNoNo
All residential mechanicalNoNo

Next Steps

The City of North St. Paul will

  • Review your permit applications and zoning permits if necessary
  • Verify your State of Minnesota license or City license application
  • Confirm fees and collect payments
  • Issue the permits
  • Provide an Inspection packet with more instructions and your permit posting

Call the Community Development Department at 651-747-2415 or email for help with questions on your project or to request an inspection. Our team is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.