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Permit Applications

Building permits can be completed online here.

You can also review, print, and complete the permit applications and contact (763) 706-3670 to obtain the permit fee. The completed permit application and a check made payable to the City of Columbia Heights can be mailed to:

City of Columbia Heights
License and Permit Division
590 40th Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Or, apply and pay in person with cash, check, or credit card during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm.  

Note: Electrical Permits are issued by the State of Minnesota here. Electrical inspections can be scheduled by calling (763) 551-5557.

Lead Certification Requirements Form and Lead Certification Exemption Form
Review contractor lead abatement regulations required for contractors doing work on pre-1978 child-occupied residential buildings. 

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Commercial8 documents

  • Building Permit
    document Header Building Permit
  • Demolition Permit
    document Header Demolition Permit
  • Mechanical Permit
    document Header Mechanical Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
    document Header Plumbing Permit
  • Sewer and Water Permit
    document Header Sewer and Water Permit
  • Sign Permit
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  • Sprinkler System Permit
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  • Temporary Sign Permit
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Residential7 documents

  • Building Permit
    document Header Building Permit
  • Demolition Permit
    document Header Demolition Permit
  • Home Occupation / Home Based Business Permit
    document Header Home Occupation / Home Based Business Permit
  • Mechanical Permit
    document Header Mechanical Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
    document Header Plumbing Permit
  • Sewer and Water Permit
    document Header Sewer and Water Permit
  • Temporary Sign Permit
    document Header Temporary Sign Permit