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Building Permits - Residential

Woodbury uses a combination permit. Separate permits will only be required on jobs where there is no related combination building permit.
The Inspections Division is conducting as much business as possible through non-contact, digital options.

Building Permits are required for many building projects, including new construction, additions, structural changes, porch, deck, finished basement, pools, demolition, roofing, siding, and window replacement. Contractors must have a current state license on file with the city.

Residential Applications submitted by a licensed contractor, shall be submitted through our online Permitting Portal.
Homeowners that are acting as their own contractor,
Please submit your application information via email at
Electric permits shall be submitted via email or snail mail.

Apply Online

New Residential Home Construction Requirements
Please review the documents below for required New Residential Home Construction submittal information.

Residential Building Permit Application - New Home Construction
Residential Building Permit Minimum Plan Requirements
Residential Building Permit Survey Requirements

Residential Permit Fee Schedule

Addition, Remodel, Porch and Basement Permits
Complete the Permit Application form. Submit the required application, one copy of the proposed plan, and a detailed scope of the project.
For basement finish permits; complete the basement supplement form.
For porch and deck permits; complete the deck supplement form.
For addition, porch and deck permits, a site plan is required. See deck supplement for examples.

Residential Permit Fee Schedule
General permit information

** If MN licensed residential contractor, remodeler or roofer and not lead certified and the dwelling was built before 1978, complete the lead supplement form.

** Permit Application Lead Supplement

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