Building Inspections & Permits
For questions or to schedule an inspection, call (763) 367-7844.
|COVID-19 Notice: Building inspections will continue with the following conditions:|
|Internal Building Inspections|
• Applicants must call for a re-inspection if anyone in the home is under quarantine for COVID-19 or is currently ill.
• Masks are required for the contractor/owner of all homes and work being inspected.
• A minimum distance of six feet between the inspector and contractor/owner/building occupants is required.
External Building Inspections
• All external building, new construction, and commercial inspections will continue as normal as long as masks and social distancing at the site are observed.
Any non-compliance with these conditions will result in the inspection being postponed until the safety of the inspector is guaranteed on the site during the time the inspection is scheduled. Thank you for helping us follow the guidelines!
You can submit applications via:
|Outside, secured dropbox||There is a drop box located to the right of the entry door for secured drop offs. If a permit and payment are dropped off, the issued permit will be emailed to you. If payment is not received, staff will call 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.
Permit applications that require plan review cannot be submitted via email. Please drop them off at the Building Department or use the dropbox.
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||Site plans may be submitted in a scaled drawing of your property, or on a licensed survey. 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. The City can provide a copy of your property survey if there is one in the property file. The City does not perform surveys on properties, and a licensed surveyor will need to be contracted for impervious surface calculations in the Shoreland Overlay district.|
Obtaining a Permit that Needs Plan Review:
|Plan Review||Permit applications that require plan review cannot be submitted via email. Please drop them off at the Building Department or use the dropbox. 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.|
Plan Reviewed Permits cannot be emailed to the applicant. The permit packet must be picked up in its entirety at the Building Department, and all included materials must be posted on site with the permit for the Building Inspector.