Building Permits - Permit Requirements

Applications can be downloaded or are available at the Zoning Office

Addition, Alteration or Accessory Permits including Pools require:
(for Pools also see Definitions and Regulations pdf)

  • Building Permit Application pdf
    last update: April 10th, 2017
  • Two sets of Building plans
  • Site plan showing setbacks and location of existing buildings, septic system and well
  • Septic System Compliance Certificate if the septic system is more than 10 years old
  • When Sherburne County cannot verify that the setback is met, a survey by a licensed surveyor may be required at the applicant's expense

Decks require:

Land Use Permits for Becker Township require:
Land Use Permits for Signs require:
Roofing, Siding, Garage Door, Gas Mechanical, Fireplace and Windows Permits require:

New Home Permits require:

  • Residential Building Permit Application pdf
    last update: April 10th, 2017
  • Two sets of Building Plans
  • House staking certificate by a registered land surveyor
  • Septic System design including setbacks to all property lines
  • One soil boring taken at house site - low floor to be minimum 1 foot above mottling
  • Energy code compliance certificate
  • Road access permit if driveway entrance is onto a County Road or in Baldwin, Blue Hill, Clear Lake, Livonia or Santiago Township

Septic Permits require:

Demolition/Razing Permits require:

Please remember: incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Zoning Admin Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Zoning Administration
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-4668

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4450
Fax: 763-765-4467
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