City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

Building Permits

LOCATION

Prior Lake City Hall (lower level)
4646 Dakota St. SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372

DEPARTMENT CONTACT

Building Inspections
  (952) 447-9850
  Fax: (952) 447-4245

ELECTRIC COMPANIES

Minnesota Valley Electric Co. (MVEC)
  (952) 492-2313
Shakopee Public Utilities
  (952) 445-1988
Xcel Energy
  (800) 895-4999
See the Map Center for service areas.

GAS COMPANY

Centerpoint Energy
  (612) 372-4720

CABLE/IPTV COMPANIES

Integra Telecom
  (952) 226-7000
Century Link
1-800-475-7526
Mediacom
(866) 777-1670

Telephone Service Area Map

A building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with the approved drawings and specifications. The drawings and specifications must be approved and a permit issued by the City of Prior Lake. The purpose of the permit is to ensure that the building project meets minimum safety, zoning and aesthetic requirements enforced by the City of Prior Lake and required by the State Building Code.

The Building Department provides monthly and annual reports on citywide permit activity. Click here for the current monthly building permit report.

For a listing of the permit fees, check the current Fee Schedule by clicking here.

Click here for the city's frequently asked building questions handout.

SIGN PERMITS
Sign Permit Public Property Use Permit
Revised Sign Ordinance Handout Special Event Banner or Sandwich Board Sign Permit

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS & HANDOUTS
Residential Decks Lower Level Finish
Residential Vinyl Siding Sheds/Garages/Accessory Structures
Swimming Pool Porch
Fences Re-roofing Single Family Home
Retaining Wall Policy Residential Survey Requirements
Impervious Surface Calculations Erosion Control
Erosion Control Informational Video
New Single Family Home Requirements New Single Family Home Requirements (shoreland)

PERMIT APPLICATIONS
Building Heating / AC / Fireplace
Demolition Packet Sewer & Water
Plumbing Variance Procedures, Application and Checklist
State of MN processes all electrical permits:
  Labor and Industry website
  Electrical Application
General Permit Applications

Planning to Dig?
If you're planning to do any digging in connection with your building project, you must contact Gopher State One Call, (651) 454-0002, to arrange for utility companies to mark buried utility lines in your yard. This service is free, but you should call at least 48 hours before digging.