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Apply for permits on line for projects that do not require plans to be submitted for review.  ePermits may be purchased by property owners or licensed contractors for the following projects:

BUILDING                                                     MECHANICAL

Reroof                                                            Heating
Siding                                                             Air Conditioning
Doors                                                              Ventilation
Windows                                                       Residential & Commercial
Fixtures                                                          Connection
Lawn Sprinklers                                             Disconnection
Water Heater                                                 Repair - with no street excavation or curb replacement 
Water Softener                                               
Above ground swimming pool

Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit cards are required for payment.  Questions? call the City of South St. Paul Permits and Inspections Department (651)554-3220.
View permit details including inspection results at

The Permit and Inspections Department issues all building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and miscellaneous permits, and schedules all required inspections. The city requires permits for various building-related projects that occur within the city. Below is a list of projects that require a permit:

  • Accessory Building
  • Basement Finish
  • Concrete
  • Deck
  • Draintile               
  • Dumpster
  • Egress Window
  • Fence
  • Framing/Insulation              
  • Garage

  • Heating/Air Conditioning
  • New Home Construction
  • New Commercial Construction               
  • Porch               
  • Roof               
  • Room Addition                                                         
  • Swimming Pools    
  • Ventilation           
  • Windows and Doors

Building Permit Application
 - Building/Remodeling, Roofing, Siding, Windows, etc.
HVAC Permit Application - Heating, Air Conditioning, Gas Piping, Ventilation, etc.
Plumbing Permit Application - Plumbing, Water/Sewer, RPZs, Lawn Sprinkler Systems, Pools, etc.
Miscellaneous Permit Application - Fences, Asphalt, Concrete, Dumpsters, Storage PODs
Electrical Permit Application (Contractor - One and Two-Family Dwellings)
Electrical Permit Application (Contractor - Non-Dwelling and Multi-Family Dwellings)
Electrical Permit Application (Homeowner - Single Family Dwelling)
Sign Permit Application - Permanent and Temporary Signage