Finding and Hiring a Contractor
Helpful links for finding a contractor, architect or surveyor
Resources for licensing look-up
Homeowner Building Workshops
Our experts will be available to answer questions about your specific projects. Those who attend are eligible for a $25 discount on their next building permit. Watch for information on upcoming workshops on the City’s event calendar.
Raingardens and Landscaping
Permits and Requirements
Whether hiring help or doing it yourself, some projects do require a building permit. Our online permit portal makes applying easy and convenient.
Wondering if your project needs a permit? Common residential building permits involve anything mechanical, plumbing, water/sewer related or electrical; changes in existing structure, new construction or additions; and changes involving exterior doors, decks, garage doors, fences, windows and fireplaces; to name a few.
Questions? We're happy to help. Give us a call at 952-895-4444.
Financial Help and Resources
We have a number of programs available to help plan and fund your home improvement project.
- Home Energy Squad Visits and Energy Advisors
- County Records / Property Lines