Building Permit Applications
In general, a permit is required for most construction projects where something is being built, repaired, replaced or remodeled. You do not need a permit for projects where only painting, wallpapering, and/or carpeting are being done.
For siding, re-roofing, door/window repair, furnace & A/C, water heater/softener, fireplace, please see our over-the-counter permit application tab below. Separate permit applications are required for these rehab projects.
General Building applications may take up to 10 - 15 business days to process. Do not pay until application has been approved.
You may submit an application(s) using one of the option below:
- email applications to Trisha Lindahl - firstname.lastname@example.org,
- mail in - City of Big Lake 160 Lake St N, Big Lake, MN 55309 ATTN: Trisha Lindahl,
- or walk in.
Payments for Over-the-Counter permit applications will receive an email with a link to pay online. We no longer take payments over the phone.
***Zoning applications (fence, parking pad, shed 200 sq. ft. and under, pools, etc.) are found on the Zoning and Planning Page.
Please note: General building applications submitted online, via email, walk in or mail will be processed within 5-10 business days (subject to change without notice). You will be contacted for payment information when the permit is ready to be issued.
General Building Permit Application
- Basement Finish
- Mechanical (HVAC)
- New Construction
- Shed (over 200 square feet)
General Building Application