County Zoning ordinance regulates the height, size, and location of accessory structures. Prior to applying for permit, contact Scott County Planning and Zoning to review parcel specific requirements. Planning and Zoning phone 952-496-8653 or [email protected]
MN State Building Codes regulates the design, construction, alteration, repairs and demolition of structures. Review all applicable information and handouts prior to applying for permits. See Garage Accessory Structure handout click here
Review instructions for ePermit registration, pdf file naming requirements, and applying through the ePermit portal prior to applying for permit. See ePermits, How do I.... click here
IMPORTANT: Electronic submittal document files are required to be named appropriately to ensure efficient permit processing. Review Naming Submittal Documents prior to starting ePermit process to ensure all files are labeled appropriately. See all related ePermit submittal and resubmittal requirements to help avoid delays in processing.
Required Submittals - Documents required to be uploaded into ePermit portal at the time of application. Applications with incomplete submittals will be rejected and delayed. Project address shall be displayed on all submittal documents, forms and drawings. Applications with incomplete submittals will be delayed.
All documents must be flattened, scanned or printed and unlocked in pdf format. Open fillable forms or documents with open control points cannot be accepted.
Optional Submittals, if Applicable
- Engineered Design - Engineered design shall be submitted if construction cannot be verified by the minimum prescriptive requirements of the Minnesota Building Code. Design shall be sealed by a structural engineer licensed in the state of Minnesota.
- Accessory Structures intended to be conditioned with heating or cooling shall also meet MN Residential Energy Code, details shall be included in plans and/or specifications.
- Specifications - Provide product installation specifications if any materials or fasteners require specific manufacturers’ specifications for installation.