Building Permits

City Council enacts ordinances to regulate construction, maintenance, and remodeling so that the buildings where we live, work, and play will be safe. The City uses permits to make sure that the work is done in compliance with those ordinances.

The City of Waseca enforces national and international codes adopted by the State of Minnesota. Codes are available online, see the links below, or in print form at City Hall.

Your project may require a building permit. Permits are required for new additions and remodeling, finishing a basement, re-roofing, re-siding, window replacement, decks, porches, plumbing, heating, electrical work, garages and more.

Getting a building permit helps you to ensure that your project meets safety and building code standards; and there is a penalty for starting construction prior to the issuance of a building permit.

In addition to permits, please contact the Planning Department for information on set back requirements, lot coverage, fences, shoreland regulations and other useful information.

We encourage you to call with any questions about construction projects being considered or already in progress, at 835-9700.