NEW! Online Permitting and Payment Portal

The City of Faribault is now offering an online permitting and payment portal for most residential building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical permits. The only commercial permits currently offered online are electrical permits. Please click the graphic below to begin the application process.

A graphic that says "Apply Online Now"New contractors may need to be entered into our database and those already established will need to ensure their license and bonding information is current.

Online permits requiring plan review require coordination and approval by multiple departments. The permit applicant will be notified via email regarding the status of the permit. Once approved, the applicant will receive a payment link and permit pack upon successful payment processing.

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Online permits currently available
  • Residential
  • Commercial 

Building Permits:
  • Accessory, buildings/garages (attached/detached)
  • Addition/remodel
  • Alterations

  • Egress window
  • Deck/porch
  • Roofing, siding, window/door installations

  • Solar panels
  • Swimming pools (in-ground and above-ground)

  • New construction
  • Addition/remodel/alteration
  • Lawn sprinkler system

  • Replacement
  • Water softener
  • Water pipe installation

  • Water/sewer service

  • Additional/remodel/alteration

  • Furnace - new construction

  • Furnace - replacement

  • Ventilation -  HRV/ERV

  • Fireplace

  • Garage heater

  • Gas piping

  • Boiler - steam-heat, low-pressure

  • Electric - baseboard heat

  • Water heaters

  • Air Conditioning