Remodel/Repair (Residential)

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. 

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.

  • Township Approval Form (PDF) - Required for Jackson township only. Submit completed form with township approval signature if applicable. Do not upload if not required.   

  • Building Plans - Complete set of plans including structural and braced wall design, floor layout, cross sections, elevations and energy. Plans shall be uploaded as one complete multi-page file (not individual sheets)
    • The following details shall be identified on all Remodel/Repair plans:
      • All dimensions and elevations, all areas included in project shall be identified with before and after plans. 
      • Footing and foundations sizes (width and height at all locations) with all bar placement details on foundation page. If foundation information is provided on separate submittal, plans shall reference the document the foundation design details can be found on. Include the corresponding document sheet/page number at each foundation wall section as applicable. 
      • All header and beam sizes shall be shown on plans. If provided on separate submittal, plans shall reference the document the header and beam sizes are provided on. Include the corresponding document sheet/page number at each header or beam location.
      • Wall bracing in accordance with R602.10 shall be designed by a MN Licensed Structural Engineer or provide complete design including braced wall lines, size/location of panels, method of bracing and calculations. Required if altering existing braced wall sections.

Optional Submittals, if Applicable

  • Engineered Design - Engineered design shall be submitted if construction cannot be verified by the minimum prescriptive requirements of the Minnesota Residential Building Code. An engineered design must be sealed by a structural engineer licensed in the State of Minnesota.
  • Specifications - Provide product installation specifications if any materials or fasteners require specific manufacturers’ specifications for installation.
  • Truss Specifications - Roof and Floor Layouts and specification sheets. Please upload as on complete pdf file if new truss installation will occur as part of this project.


Note:  Separate permits are required for plumbing and mechanical installations (minor alteration/repair) through Scott County ePermit portal.

The property owner occupying the dwelling may obtain the plumbing and mechanical permit if they are completing the plumbing and mechanical installations. If the work is not being completed by the occupying property owner, plumbing and mechanical permits shall be applied for by the MN Licensed Plumbing contractor and MN Bonded Mechanical Contractor.

Electrical permit shall be obtained by installing contractor or installing property owner, through MN Department of Labor and Industry Electrical Division

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1. Accessory Dwelling Unit
2. Addition (Commercial)
3. Addition (Residential)
4. Basement Finish
5. Cell Tower
6. Change of Use
7. Deck
8. Demolition
9. Fence / Retaining Wall
10. Fire (Commercial)
11. Garage/Accessory Structure
12. Manufactured/Modular Home
13. Multi-Family
14. Non Residential New (Commercial)
15. Pole Building Residential Accessory
16. Remodel/Repair (Commercial)
17. Remodel/Repair (Residential)
18. Reroof/Siding
19. Residential 1 or 2 Family Home
20. Solar (Commercial)
21. Solar (Residential)
22. Swimming Pool
23. Windows/Doors (In Existing Opening)