Building Permits & Resources
Before Booking an Appointment, many questions can be answered by calling Building Inspections staff at 952-826-0372. It's important to call Building for any building code questions.
The City of Edina has a new residential Tree Protection Ordinance as of Jan. 1, 2023, that will require a tree protection permit for many residential projects. Details
Permits and Plan Review
- 50th & France District Construction Dumpster Regulation
- Emergency Responder Radio Coverage(PDF)
- Alternate Design Method Material Application (PDF)
- Code Compliance Meeting Requirements (PDF)
- Commercial Toilet Cove Base Drain Requirements (PDF)
- Egress Windows Well Requirements (PDF)
- Energy Code Compliance Certificate (PDF)
- Erosion and Sediment Control for Single Double Dwelling Units Policy (PDF)
- Fencing Regulations Handout
- Floodplain Development – Residential Policy (PDF)
- Parking Ramp Annual Inspection Report (PDF)
- Premises Identification (PDF)
- Residential Ventilation Makeup and Combustion Air Calculations (PDF)
- Special Structural Testing and Inspection Guidelines (PDF)
- Special Structural Testing and Inspection Schedule (PDF)
- Storm Water for Single/Double Dwelling Units (PDF)
- Sump Pump Discharge Connection Policy (PDF)
- Survey Site Plan Policy (PDF)
- Tree Ordinance Number 2014-25 (PDF)
- Contractor License Lookup
- Electrical - State Permit Application
- Electrical - State Electrical Inspector
- EPA - Company Lead Certification Application
- Gopher State One Call
- Hennepin County Construction and Demolition Waste for Contractors
- Hennepin County Deconstruction Grants
- Hire Only Licensed Contractors
- International Code Council
- Metropolitan Council (SAC)
- Minnesota Department of Health, Well Management
- Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
The City of Edina is divided into two watershed districts—the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District. As a result, two watershed management organizations cover Edina, each with its own governing body.
The City and Districts have overlapping goals around water resources, but the thresholds and requirements of each individual governing body differ. The City also defers authority for the Water Conservation Act (WCA) to the Districts. This includes requiring and verifying that all projects impacting wetlands meet the requirements of the Minnesota WCA.
During the City’s permitting process, we require permit applicants to provide a copy of the final district permit or proof that one is not required.
Contact the district or visit their website for permitting information. Each has a map to determine if you are in their district. The map below give a general sense of the Districts’ boundaries.
- Minnehaha Watershed District
- Nine Mile Creek Watershed District
The City will not require contacting the district when the work is categorized under deck or addition permits (no basement or crawl space) and does not disturb more than 50 cubic yards or 5,000 square feet. The permit applicant must provide the City with the amount of soil disturbance proposed in both cubic yards and cubic feet.
A district review / confirmation of no permit required is needed when the site borders a wetland, pond, waterbody, or creek.