Building & Permits

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The City of Arden Hills has adopted the 2015 Minnesota State Building Code. Minimum standards have been established to provide a level of safety and performance for all structures. Building inspection requirements (PDF) are checked during inspections to make sure these minimum standards are being met.

Most projects will require a permit through the city before starting construction; however some projects are exempt (PDF).

Permit Information

When submitting a permit application, please include the required fee and all necessary materials and information.

  • A ten-business days turnaround period applies if city plan review is needed
  • Upon approval of the permit, construction must be underway within 180 days or a new permit will be required
  • Upon finishing work, please make sure to contact the city so an inspection may be conducted
  • A minimum notice of 24 hours is required for all inspections