How long does it take to get a permit?

Roofing, siding, plumbing and mechanical permits can usually be issued at the time they are submitted. If all of the supporting information is complete, it will take up to one week to get a permit for projects that require plan review such as: decks, basements, etc. It will take a minimum of two weeks to get a permit for a new single family home, major additions and commercial permits. If the application is not complete, it will be a longer wait. 

Please factor this approval process time into your projected start date. When in doubt, it is always best to ask before you undertake a project. Building Inspections staff will be happy to assist you. Call 651-385-3623 with any questions.

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1. What is a building permit?
2. Why are fees charged for a building permit?
3. How long does it take to get a permit?
4. When is a permit required?
5. What other building code resources are available?