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Building Inspection & Permits
*For permits that need plan review, you'll need to know your zoning, acreage, and whether or not you are in the Shoreland Overlay District. You can find this out by searching your property on our GIS mapping systemThis information will determine what your setbacks are. Setbacks may be different in the Shoreland Overlay District and near wetlands. To find out those setbacks call the Planning Director at (763) 367-7855.

Feel free to contact us with questions or to schedule an inspection at (763) 367-7844.

Permit Fees and Permit Fee Guide

Informational Handouts

Same day permits:
Credit Card Payment Authorization
Fax in your permit application with this Authorization form, and have the permit emailed back to you!

Permit Applications:
*Needs Plan Review

*Accessory Structure Permit Application and our Accessory Structure Pamphlet with setbacks and allowed sizes

*Accessory Structure Between 120 and 200 SQ FT.


*Alteration, Basement Finish, Remodel, or Repair

*Commercial Building

*Deck and Porch

Demolition or Removal


Electrical - Residential

Electrical - Commercial

Escrow Application - If work is not completed before the Certificate of Occupancy is issued. 

Fence under 6 FT. - a certificate of compliance is required in R1 and R2 zoning after the installation of the fence.

*Fence over 6 FT.

*Fire Suppression System

*Fireplace or Wood Stove

*Manufactured Home

Mechanical HVAC

*New Single Family Home

New Construction Energy Code Compliance Certificate

Plumbing or Water Heater



Sewer and Water Access

*Septic System or Septic Pumping or Septic As-Built or Septic Tank Reuse Form or Septic Maintenance Log
To search for a local 
licensed septic installer or maintainer, click the link and insert Anoka in the "County" search box.


*Sign Permit - Permanent

*Sign Permit - Temporary

*Swimming Pool

Water Meter

Windows and Doors

Obtaining a Permit & Plan Review
The Building Division makes every effort to complete the required plan review within five to ten working days; however, during times of increased workload this process may take longer. All plans are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The Building Division will contact the applicant when the permit is completed. Building plan review may take up to two (2) weeks during the busy season. If Zoning review is also required than please allow extra time. To speed the process of plan review than all information must be included at the time of submitting the plans to the City. If additional information is requested than both Building and Zoning plan review is put on hold for that project. Commercial construction projects must also pass plan review conducted by the East Bethel Fire Chief. Please plan accordingly as construction cannot begin until after Plan Review has been completed.
You may submit a Permit Application by either dropping them off at City Hall with payment, or mail the application and payment to 2241 221st Ave NE, East Bethel, MN 55011. If you mail it in, please provide either an email address or a self-address envelope with a stamp. Thank you.