General Information

The City of Coon Rapids requires that homeowners making modifications to their homes, or contractors performing construction work within the city, obtain appropriate permits before starting work.

Please verify that the contractor you hire is licensed and bonded by Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry; and insist that the contractor apply for and purchase necessary permits. Before submitting final payment to a contractor, you might choose to verify that required inspections have been approved.

Building permit fees are based on project valuation to include material and labor. Fees are collected at the time a permit is issued. Acceptable methods of payment are; check, cash, visa or mastercard.

Permits are required for the following projects, however, the list is not intended to address all projects that require permits.

  1. Building Permits
  2. Electrical Permits
  3. Mechanical Permits
  4. Plumbing Permits
  • Addition
  • Basement Finish/Remodel
  • Deck/Gazebo
  • Driveway
  • Garage/Shed
  • Interior Remodel
  • Overhead Garage Door
  • Porches
  • Reroof
  • Reside
  • Swimming Pool
  • Windows/Door

If you are not sure if a building permit is needed, please call our Building Inspections Department at 763-767-6476. Please note that licensed contractors may be required for certain projects.