Building Permits

Depending on the work being done, approval can take at least five to seven business days from the date the permit and all required information is received by the Building Official.  Please call us at 651-766-4029 with any questions.

Permit Requirements

Building permits are required for any new construction and most remodeling projects.  
Homeowners can do their own work, however; if a contractor is performing the work, they must be either State or City licensed.
Separate permits are needed for mechanical, plumbing and electrical work.  

  • Some work requiring a building permit: windows, exterior doors, patio doors, roofing, siding, decks.
  • If you are unsure if work requires a permit, please call us at 651-766-4029 or email: permits@littlecanadamn.org.

Plan Requirements

  • New construction and additions require two sets of plans, a site plan, and energy calculations (if applicable).
  • Remodeling, alterations, decks, or other work require two sets of plans.

Submit

via email:  permits@littlecanadamn.org

via mail or in person:
City of Little Canada
515 Little Canada Road East
Little Canada, MN 55117

Fees

Building permit fees are based on the guidelines provided by the League of Minnesota Cities.  Fees are as follows:

Permit FeeThis amount is based on the Valuation of Work utilizing the chart below.
State SurchargeThis amount equals 0.0005 x Valuation of Work.
License Verification Fee**New for 2021** This amount is $5 and is verification cost for state licensed contractors
Plan Check FeeFor permits needing plan review, this amount will be determined by the Building Official.
Typically this is 65% of the calculated permit fee.


Additional fees for new construction may apply. Contact Steve Westerhaus, Building Official, 651-766-4043.

Value of WorkFee
$1 to $500$25
$501 to $2,000$25 for the 1st $500 plus $3.25 for each additional $100, OR fraction thereof, to and including $2,000
$2,001 to $25,000$73.75 for the 1st $2,000 plus $14.75 for each additional $1,000, OR fraction thereof, to and including $25,000
$25,001 to $50,000$413 for the 1st $25,000 plus $10.75 for each additional $1,000, OR fraction thereof, to and including $50,000
$50,001 to $100,000$681.75 for the 1st $50,000 plus $7.50 for each additional $1,000, OR fraction thereof, to and including $100,000
$100,001 to $500,000$1,056.75 for the 1st $100,000 plus $6 for each additional $1,000, OR fraction thereof, to and including $500,000
$500,001 to $1,000,000$3,456.75 for the 1st $500,000 plus $5 for each additional $1,000, OR fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000
$1,000,001 and Up$5,956.75 for the 1st $1,000,000 plus $4 for each additional $1,000, OR fraction thereof