Does My Project Require a Permit?

Once again, it is best to contact the Building Official, during the planning stages of your project, to determine what permits, if any are required for your project.  Permits are required for the following projects:

Ø      New buildings or additions (bedrooms, baths, porches, family rooms, etc.)

Ø      Accessory buildings (detached garages or utility sheds)

Ø      Decks, screen porches, three-season porches, or gazebos

Ø      Plumbing (basement bathrooms, new construction, sprinkler systems, hot water heaters)

Ø      Heating (new construction, basement finishing, furnace replacement, Air conditioning)

Ø      Fences (as required by City Zoning Ordinance, setback requirements must be met)

Ø      Signs (as required by City Zoning Ordinance for both temporary and permanent signage)

Ø      Re-siding and re-roofing projects

Ø      Window installation: New or replacement (sash, pocket windows and egress)


The City of Oak Park Heights is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Inspection hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The Building Official can be reached by calling (651) 439-4439.  To schedule an appointment or an inspection, with the Building Official, please direct your call to Julie Hultman. 


Enjoy your building or remodeling project and remember that we are all responsible for keeping Oak Park Heights a safe and beautiful community.