Garages, Carports, Pole Barns

  1. Step 1 - Review and Prepare
  2. Step 2 - Create an Account
  3. Step 3 - Apply
  4. Step 4 - Review and Payment
  5. Step 5 - Schedule an Inspection

Review and Prepare

Please review the following information packets:

The following documents need to be available for upload during the online application process. Please note, all documents need to be in a PDF format.

  • Set of Building Plans
    (pole barn plans are required to be signed by MN Structural Engineer)
    Plans must include:
    • Floor Plan
    • Cross section and elevations
    • Garage size 
    • Location and window size and door openings
    • Size of headers over all window and door openings
    • Size, spacing and direction of rafters or trusses
    • Rafter/truss connection method
    • Size and spacing of studs
    • Grade and species of lumber to be used
    • Type of roof and wall sheathing used
    • Information on siding and roofing and any other pertinent information

General Information


  • Soil corrections must be designed by a licensed professional engineer, or provide an engineer's soils report to verify minimum bearing capacity of 1,500 PSF prior to issuance of the permit.

Documents