Building Information

2015 Residential MN State Code Amendments (pdf)

What requires a permit?

No permit is needed for the following types of work:

  • Paint
  • Wallpaper
  • Carpet/Linoleum/Tile
  • Cabinetry and similar finish work
  • Swing sets or playgrounds
  • 1 story detached accessory structure under 200 square feet
  • Retaining Walls less than 4’ high
  • Movable cases, counters, partitions (including fences) not over 7’ high
  • Replacing existing fixtures

An Excavation Permit is needed before the following can be changed or altered in any way.

  • Additions
  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Patio slabs over 120 square feet
  • Storage sheds over 120 square feet

    Excavation Permit Applications

The following types of projects require a Building Permit:

  • Repair or replace roofing
  • Repair or replace siding
  • New or replacement windows
  • New or replacement doors
  • Replace, install or remove sheetrock
  • Basement waterproofing
  • Repair or replace porch or deck
  • Partitions over 7’ high
  • Storage sheds over 200 square feet
  • Building additions
  • New construction

     Building Permit Applications

The following types of projects require a Plumbing or Mechanical Permit:

  • *Emergency Repairs* - In an emergency situation, if a water heater, air conditioner or furnace must be replaced, the permit application shall be submitted to the building official within the next working business day.
  • New or replacement Water heater
  • New or replacement Air Conditioner / Furnace
  • New or replacement Air to Air exchanger
  • New or replacement Gas or Solid fuel fireplace
  • Additions
  • New construction

Effective January 2016, Permit fee for replacement of furnace, central air conditioner, or water heater has increased to $46.00.

    Plumbing & Mechanical Permit Applications

Erosion Control

Property Rental Information and Rental Application

Utility Assessment Policy


The Building Official is usually available in City Hall from 8:00-9:00 a.m.and 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. to answer your questions.  

If you have any questions, please call 507-934-0662.

We’ll be glad to help.


Building Department
227 South Front Street
Saint Peter, MN 56082
Phone: (507) 934-0662
Fax: (507) 934-4917
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