It is difficult to list each and every thing which may require a Permit. Permits are needed for fences and the Building Code applies generally to every structure. Sheds and fences can be approved under an Administrative Permit.
It may be necessary to require the property owner to submit a detailed description of what he/she wants to do in order for the City to determine what sort of CUP, IUP, Permit or Variance may be needed.
Demolition permit applicants use our general building permit form along with the required “Demolition Agreement” in connection with the Demolition Permit
With regard to setbacks, most are covered by Section 152.5 of the Zoning Ordinance. Setbacks are required from various things, including lakes, wetlands, water basins, septic systems, wells, and property lines.
|10 feet from property line
|Water oriented structures boathouse
|10 feet from ordinary high water mark
|40 feet from front Lot line
40 feet from rear Lot line
30 feet from side Lot line
(There is an exception under which the front and lake setbacks may be set in line with existing structures situated on the adjoining Lots on each side.)
- Corner Lot front yard setbacks usually apply to both the front and the side facing the streets.
- The structure setback from any Federal, State or County Road is 40 feet.
- Setbacks from the Ordinary High-Water Mark of water bodies vary:
- White Bear Lake 75 feet
- Long Lake 100 feet
- Pine Tree Lake 150 feet