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If you are not sure if a building permit is needed, call our Building Inspections Department at 763-767-6476. In some cases you must have a licensed contractor for certain projects.
The Homeowner or Contractor completing the work is responsible for obtaining all required permits.
Building Permits are required for nearly all structural improvements that are made to homes or accessory buildings. Additions, decks, porches, roofing, siding and windows require building permits. Mechanical Permits are required for all heating and ventilation system work.
Electrical Permits are required for all electrical wiring.
Plumbing Permits are required for all changes to plumbing.
If you are unsure if a project requires a permit, please contact the Building Inspection Dept. at (763)767-6476.
The Civic Center is closed on all national holidays.
It pays for a Coon Rapids police officer to provide security for the last four hours of your event.
CTN programming is available on Comcast in Coon Rapids. Our community calendar can be seen on Channel 14, community programming is available on Channel 15 (859 HD), government programming can be viewed on Channel 16 (799 HD) and content from other local community stations runs on Channel 19.
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The City of Coon Rapids offers financial assistance for development projects meeting certain city goals. Businesses can receive technical assistance through the Coon Rapids Open to Business program, which provides existing and prospective entrepreneurs with free one-on-one counseling with a business advisor. The program provides assistance in financial management, loan packaging, business planning, real estate analysis, marketing, navigating regulations, and professional referrals. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Business Services Division can help companies expand, find and train employees, promote international trade, and finance business expansions. Check out our Financial Resources information for more details.
Yes. The current pay is $11 per hour.
Minnesota Statute 204B.195 allows individuals to take time off from work, without penalty or loss of wages, to serve as Elections Judges on election day(s). A 20-day written notice requesting to be absent from work for this purpose must be submitted to the employer. The request must be accompanied by a certification from the City of Coon Rapids indicating the days and hours the employee will serve as an Election Judge.
The employer may reduce the salary of the employee by the amount received for working as an election judge for hours the employee would normally work. The Statute makes this decision optional for the employer.
Appointments are recommended by the City Clerk, depending on the needs for each election, and approved by the City Council.
The City of Coon Rapids prohibits the use of any type of grill (gas, electric, charcoal) from being used on the deck of any vertically stacked residential unit. This includes any structure containing two or more vertically stacked units.
City Code section 12-419 reads: In any structure containing two or more vertically stacked residential units, no person shall kindle, maintain, or cause any fire or open flame on any balcony above ground level, or on any ground level patio immediately adjacent to or within 15 feet of any unit.
No person shall store any fuel, barbeque, torch, or other similar heating or lighting chemicals or devices in either of the above places.
Call the Fire Department at 763-767-6429 for more information or if you have further questions.
Yes. To schedule a tour call 763-767-6429.
Clinics take place at the Coon Rapids Police Department, 11155 Robinson Drive.
Contact the Lending Center, part of the Center for Energy and Environment at 612-335-5891 to ask what home improvement funds you are eligible for. Remember, do not begin your projects until you have received approval for your funding.
The Utilities Division has someone on call 24 hours a day for water and sewer emergencies. If you are experiencing a sewer backup in your home, call us first. You may be able to avoid an unnecessary service call and charge from a drain company if the problem is in the main line.
During our regular business hours of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you may call City Hall at 763-755-2880 and ask for Public Works.
At any other time call 911 and Utilities Division personnel will be dispatched to your home to analyze the problem.
The Public Works Department works with our independent lighting contractor to repair street light issues. Report outages by calling City Hall at 763-755-2880 and ask for Public Works. Or use our convenient online reporting system, Report It.
The Public Works Department, Streets Division, is responsible for snow plowing, and street patching and sweeping. To report a problem, call the Public Works Department at 763-755-2880.Or you can also report issues by using our Coon Rapids Report It system.
The Public Works Department works with our independent lighting contractor. Report outages by calling 763-755-2880 and a work order is generated.
Pot holes are patched throughout the winter and in the spring. City staff rotate through various areas of town to get to all locations as quickly as possible.
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During our regular business hours of 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you may call Public Works at 763-755-2880.
At any other time call 911 and Utilities Division personnel will be dispatched to your home to analyze the problem. Also call the City at 763-755-2880 if you are having your sewer line cleaned. This will help our crews be prepared for any tree roots or other debris that may clog the City’s main lines.
It is best to water your lawn during the early morning hours. You should also set your rain sensor to detect when it's raining so that your sprinkler system does not go off.
Check to see if the water valves are open at the water meter by turning them counter-clockwise. If you have done this and there still is no water, call Public Works at 763-755-2880.
First, make sure both valves before and after the water meter are completely open. Next, check the outside faucet. If the water pressure is good, then the problem is inside your home. If you are unable to determine the cause, call Public Works at 763-755-2880.