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

Building Inspections


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


Building Inspections
  (952) 447-9850


Minnesota Valley Electric Co. (MVEC)
  (952) 492-2313
Shakopee Public Utilities
  (952) 445-1988
Xcel Energy
  (800) 895-4999
Electrical Service Area Map


Centerpoint Energy
  (612) 372-4720


Nuvera Telecom
  (952) 226-7000
Century Link
(866) 777-1670
Telephone Service Area Map

In response to COVID-19 concerns and to limit exposure for residents, contractors and City staff, the City of Prior Lake has suspended interior inspections on occupied buildings until further notice; however, the City will continue to conduct exterior inspections and inspections on unoccupied new construction buildings using the recommendations for screening, social distancing, eliminating contact, sanitizing, etc. 

In addition, the City of Prior Lake requests all customers limit their in-person interactions as much as possible.  You can obtain most residential and commercial building permits online.  Inspections will be scheduled at  To schedule an inspections or submit paper applications and plans go to For more details, visit our Building Permit page or call 952-447-9850. 

Building Inspections oversees ordinances that regulate the construction, alteration and use of buildings within the city. The many different building permit applications submitted to the City require different types of review including plumbing, heating, sewer and water permits.

To better meet the needs of our customers, the city has a target timeline for the initial review of each type of permit and a FAQs page to answer questions you might have about permits and the application process.

Casey McCabe Community Development Director (952) 447-9815
Al Ernste Building Official (952) 447-9851
John Schmidt Building Inspector (952) 447-9853
Dale Chard Building Inspector (952) 447-9852
Lynda Allen Development Services Assistant (952) 447-9850

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