Building

Building Permit Application – The City of Medina uses the same building permit application for all permits.

Is an address in Medina? – Type in address into Hennepin County and reference “Municipality”.

New Residential Construction

All new residential construction (new homes, accessory structures, and additions) within the City of Medina require a building permit or hardcover permit and must obtain the permit prior to the start of any work.  Permit applications are reviewed every week by Planning & Zoning Staff, the City Engineer, and Metro West Building Inspections.  The applicant is required to submit two copies (one full size and one 11×17 to scale) of all plans for project,  and all proposed work is to follow the Minnesota State Building Code and all Medina Ordinances to ensure that permits will be issued promptly.  New Residential Construction Permit Applications, with drawings and documentation, should be dropped off at City Hall, 2052 County Road No 24, Medina, MN 55340.

“General” (Flat Fee) Residential Building Permits

Refer to the below chart for “General” Residential Building Permits which are issued for a flat fee.  “General” Residential Building Permit Applications should be submitted via email to permits@medinamn.gov.

Note:  in addition to the Building Permit Application, applicants must also complete and submit form “Supplement for Wood Roofs”  for Re-roof with wood shingles or wood shakes.

Type City Fee State Surcharge Total Fee
Mechanical $75.00 per unit
(one permit only – to include all units)
$1.00 per permit

$76.00 (1),
$151.00 (2),
$226.00 (3), etc.

Plumbing $50.00 (1-5 fixtures)
+ $10 for each additional fixture
$1.00 per permit $51.00+
Window/Doors Replacement (within existing openings) $50.00 for 1 window/door,
$100.00 for more than 1
$1.00 per permit $51.00 – $101.00
Re-side or Re-roof (asphalt) $100.00 per structure
*one permit per structure required for each re-side and/or re-roof
$1.00 per permit $101.00
Re-roof (wood shingles/shakes) (“Supplement for Wood Roofs” Form is also required) $165.00 per structure
*one permit per structure required for each re-roof
$1.00 per permit $166.00
Accessory Building under 120 sq. ft. Hardcover permit $50.00 N/A $50.00

Commercial Building Permits

Commercial Building Permits are typically not issued over the counter.  Commercial Building Permit Applications, with drawings and documentation, should be submitted via email to permits@medinamn.gov.

Sign Permits

All signs over 4 sq. ft. erected in the City of Medina require a Sign Permit. Sign Permits are issued similar to Building Permits.  Permits for signs 50 sq. ft. or smaller are $100 and permits for signs over 50 sq. ft. are based on the State 1994 Building Permit Fee Schedule.  Sign Permit Applications should be submitted via email to permits@medinamn.gov.

Please be aware that your project may also require a permit from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. Please check out the MCWD permitting page to find out! http://www.minnehahacreek.org/permits.php