County Zoning ordinance regulates the height, size, and location of accessory structures. Prior to applying for permit, contact Scott County Planning and Zoning to review parcel specific requirements. Planning and Zoning phone 952-496-8653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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. See Pole Building handout click here
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 Blakeley, Jackson, and St. Lawrence townships only. Submit completed form with township approval signature if applicable. Do not upload it not required.
Accessory Structure Intended Use Statement Form (PDF) - Form must be completed and signed by building/property owner.
- Site Plan – must include the following:
- Location and size of proposed building
- Location of other structures, property lines, septic tanks, septic drain field, well and any wetlands
- Location of any gas, plumbing, or electrical piping in the vicinity of construction
- Distances from the proposed building to all other structures, property lines, and utilities
- Building Plans- Complete set of plans shall be prepared by, and bear the stamp of, a MN Licensed Structural Engineer. Plans shall be uploaded as one multipage complete set, Individual sheet uploads will not be accepted. The following details shall be identified on all Pole Building plans :
- Engineered structural design including footing size calculations.
- All dimensions
- Floor layout
- Cross sections
- Energy Code Compliance details consistent with design code shall be shown on plans when the building will be heated or cooled.
- All proposed interior finishes shall be included with the design building plans
- Erosion and Sediment Control Agreement (PDF)Complete Erosion & Sediment Control General Notes for Building Permits form, Signed Building Permit Erosion & Sediment Control (ESC) Escrow Agreement form.
- Erosion and Sediment Control Plans must include the following details: survey or other accurately- scaled drawing showing the location of the proposed structure, direction of water flow, location of perimeter control, how the site will be permanently stabilized and other requirements that are on the Erosion Control Agreement. For new structures, also include: low floor elevations, limits of grading / construction area, and location of rock entrance. Questions regarding erosion and sediment control designs and requirements shall be directed to Scott Soil and Water Conservation District at: https://www.scottswcd.org/
- Driveway Permit - If a new driveway is proposed to be installed, driveways off a County road, refer to the Scott County Driveway Permit link click here to access information regarding requirements for County Driveway Permits. Scott County does not permit for the State or Township, only the County. Please refer to the State and Townships regarding state or township roads.
Optional Submittals, if Applicable
- Specifications - Provide product installation specifications if any materials or fasteners require specific manufacturers’ specifications for installation.
Note: Separate permits are required for plumbing, mechanical and sewer installations through Scott County ePermit portal.
The property owner occupying the dwelling may obtain the plumbing, sewer and mechanical permit if they are completing the 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. Sewer by a MN Licensed Plumbing contractor or MN Certified Pipe Layer.
Electrical permit shall be obtained by installing contractor or installing property owner, through MN Department of Labor and Industry Electrical Division