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Building Inspection & Permits
For questions or to schedule an inspection, call (763) 367-7844.

ATTENTION: April 17th, 2019: Our credit card processor is temporarily down so we are unable to process credit cards at this time. Work is not authorized to begin until a permit is issued, so if you need a permit right away than you must remit another form of payment. 

You can submit applications via:
In person Monday through Friday
8am - 4pm
There is a drop box located to the right of the entry door for secured after-hour drop offs. If a permit and payment are dropped off after hours, the issued permit will be emailed to you. If payment is not received, than staff will call the next day to get credit card information over the phone.
Mail East Bethel City Hall
ATTN: Permits
2241 221st Ave NE
East Bethel, MN 55011

You may mail a check in, or if just the permit application is sent in than staff will call for credit card information.

We will only mail a hard copy if a self-addressed and stamped envelope is provided to us. 
Email

Do not email credit card information as our email is public data. 

Staff will call for credit card information.

The issued permit will be emailed to you.
Fax 763-434-9578

You may also send a credit card authorization form with your permit to our secured fax line. If this form is not submitted than staff will call for credit card information. 

The issued permit will be emailed to you.
Accepted Payments Cash
Check
Credit Card - There will be a 1.99% convenience fee applied (minimum $1). Credit card information can be provided in-person, over the phone, or via fax. Credit card information cannot be taken via email as our email is public data. 
Credit Card Payment Authorization
Accepted via phone, fax or mail.
Permit Fees
Fees are listed on each permit application also.
Creating Site Plans  For permits that need plan review, you'll need to know your zoning, setbacks, acreage, and whether or not you are in the Shoreland Overlay District. This information can be found by using the GIS mapping system
To create a site plan, than please refer to the setbacks handout.

 Permit Applications

Is plan review required?

Informational Sheets

Accessory Building 121-199 sf

Plan review required

Accessory Building Pamphlet

Accessory Building 200 sf or larger

Plan review required

Accessory Building Pamphlet

Addition

Plan review required

Egress Window

Alteration, Basement Finish, Remodel, or Repair

Plan review required

Basement Finishes

Egress Window

Basement Finish

Plan review required

Basement Finishes

Egress Window

Commercial Building

Plan review required

 

Deck and Porch

Plan review required

Composite Decking Information

Porch Information

Deck Guidelines

Deck Information

Stairway and Guard Information

Demolition or Removal

Plan review required

Demolition Permit Requirements

EPA Lead abatement

Driveway

Plan review required

 

Electrical - Residential

 

Electrical - Commercial

 

 

Escrow Application

 

For work that is not completed before the Certificate of Occupancy is issued.


Escrow Application for Septic Noncompliance for Property Sale or Transfer

  For a property sale with a noncompliant septic system

Fence under 6 FT (Certificate of Fence Compliance) 

A certificate of compliance is required in R1 and R2 zoning after the installation of the fence.

Fence over 6 FT.

Plan review required

 


Fire Alarm System

Plan review required  

Fire Suppression System

Plan review required

 

Fireplace or Wood Stove

 

 


Fuel Tank

Plan review required  

Manufactured Home

Plan review required

Manufactured home

Mechanical HVAC

Commercial HVAC needs plan review, but residential does not

Gas Piping Information

Energy Code Compliance Certificate

New Single Family Home Construction

Plan review required

Required Inspections Information

Plumbing or Water Heater

Commercial plumbing needs plan review, but residential does not

 


Re-Inspection

Plan review required For permits that have lapsed

Remodel or Repair

Plan review required

Egress Window

Right-of-Way

Plan review required

 


Right-of-Way for Driveways

Plan review required  

Roofing

Commercial roofing needs plan review, but residential does not

Roofing Guidelines

Roofing Information

Septic System

Plan review required

 Septic Pumping

Septic As-Built

Septic Maintenance Log 

Septic Tank Reuse Form

To search for a local licensed septic contractor, click the link and insert Anoka in the "County" search box.

Sewer and Water Access

Plan review required

 

Siding

 

Sign Permit - Permanent

Plan review required

 

 Sign Permit - Temporary

Plan review required

 

Swimming Pool

Plan review required

Swimming Pool

Water Heater

 

 

Water Meter

 

 

Windows and Doors

 

Egress Window

Smoke Alarm Information


Obtaining a Permit & Plan Review:
The Building Division makes every effort to complete the required plan review within five to ten working days; however, during times of increased workload this process may take longer. All plans are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The Building Division will contact the applicant when the permit is completed. Building plan review may take up to two (2) weeks during the busy season. If Zoning review is also required than please allow extra time. To speed the process of plan review than all information must be included at the time of submitting the plans to the City. If additional information is requested than both Building and Zoning plan review is put on hold for that project. Commercial construction projects must also pass plan review conducted by the East Bethel Fire Chief. Please plan accordingly as construction cannot begin until after Plan Review has been completed.