Building Inspections & Permits
For questions or to schedule an inspection, call (763) 367-7844.
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, staff will call the next day to get credit card information over the phone.
|East Bethel City Hall|
2241 221st Avenue NE
East Bethel, MN 55011
You may mail a check in. If the permit application is sent in without payment, 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.
Do not email credit card information. Emails received by city staff are public data. Staff will call for credit card information. The issued permit will be emailed back to you.
You may send a credit card authorization form along with your permit to our secured fax line. If this form is not submitted, staff will call for credit card information. The issued permit will be emailed to you.
Accepted Payments and Permit Fees:
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. Please do not send credit card information via email. Emails received by city staff are public data.
|Credit Card Payment Authorization||Accepted via phone, fax or mail.|
|Permit Fees||Fees are also listed on each permit application.|
Creating Site Plans:
|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, please refer to the setbacks handout.
Obtaining a Permit that Needs Plan Review:
|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.|
Is plan review required?
|Will soon be removed|
Accessory Building 120-200 sq ft
|Plan review required||City Council approved a change to the Accessory Structure ordinance on March 9th, 2020. The changes take effect when the ordinance amendment is published, likely on March 20th, 2020.|
|Accessory Building 201 sq ft 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 |
|Basement Finish||Plan review required||Basement Finishes |
|Commercial Building||Plan review required|
|Deck and Porch||Plan review required||Composite Decking 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 non-compliant septic system|
|Fence Certificate of Compliance for R1 and R2 properties|
will soon be replaced with
Fences in R1 and R2 zoning where the fence is within 5 feet of the property line
Plan review required
|City Council approved a change to the fence ordinance on March 9th, 2020. The changes take effect when the ordinance amendment is published, likely on March 20th, 2020.|
|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|
|New Single Family Home Construction||Plan review required||Construction as-built requirements|
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|
|Septic System||Plan review required||Septic Pumping|
|Sewer and Water Access||Plan review required|
|Sign Permit - Permanent||Plan review required|
|Sign Permit - Temporary||Plan review required|
|Swimming Pool||Plan review required||Swimming Pool|
|Windows and Doors||Egress Window|
Smoke Alarm Information