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For the administration of the program authorized by the agreements and regulations, the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners, after holding a public hearing on April 28, 2009, adopted the following fees as shown below and effective May 15, 2009 with the annual fee adjustment to occur as scheduled, and to remain in effect until otherwise amended.
In addition to the listed permit fees, state surcharges also apply to permits as follows:
State Surcharge Calculator
See Why Do I need a Permit? for more information regarding when to apply.
Building permits are required for new construction, additions to existing construction, and alterations to existing construction. If you are not sure that the work you plan needs a permit, please contact the Inspections Division.
If you are a homeowner that will be applying for your own building permit, please also complete the Property Owner Waiver (43 KB) and submit along with your permit application.
The following Building Permit Applications are for construction within the City of Stewartville* and unincorporated areas of the following townships: Marion, Oronoco, Quincy, and Eyota. For building within other townships please refer to Township Information.
Building Permit Application (867 KB)
Residential Decks Porches Supplement (378 KB)
Residential Detached Accessory Structures Supplement (514 KB) - required for detached garage and large shed permits
Residential Addition & Remodel Requirements (79 KB) - helpful information for addition or remodel for existing building or structure
Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Application (89 KB)
For building permits within the City of Stewartville, please take your application form and required documentation first to the City Clerk's office for Zoning Review and approval.
Submit the completed worksheet along with the Building Permit application (855 KB).
2015 Mechanical & Energy Code Worksheet (25 KB)
Chapter 4(RE) RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY R401.3Certificate (mandatory). A building certificate shall be completed and posted on or in the electrical distribution panel by the builder or registered design professional. The certificate shall not cover or obstruct the visibility of the circuit directory label, service disconnect label, or other required labels. The certificate shall list: the date the certificate is installed; the dwelling address; residential contractor name and contractor license number, or homeowner name, if acting as the general contractor; the predominant installed R-values, their location, and type of insulation installed in or on ceiling/roof, walls, rim/band joist, foundation, slab, basement wall, crawl space wall or floor, and ducts outside conditioned spaces; U-factors for fenestration and the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of fenestration; and the results of any required duct system and building envelope air leakage testing done on the building. Where there is more than one value for each component, the certificate shall list the value covering the largest area. The certificate shall list the types, input ratings, manufacturers, model numbers and efficiencies of heating, cooling, and service water heating equipment. The certificate shall also list the structure's calculated heat loss, calculated cooling load, and calculated heat gain. Where an electric furnace or baseboard electric heater is installed in the residence, the certificate shall list "electric furnace" or "baseboard electric heater," as appropriate. An efficiency shall not be listed for electric furnaces or electric baseboard heaters. The certificate shall list the mechanical ventilation system type, location, and capacity, and the building's designated continuous and total ventilation rates. The certificate shall also list the type, size, and location of any make-up air system installed and the location or future location of the radon fan.
A manufactured home is essentially a home that is manufactured in a facility, built on a permanent chassis, and is transportable. Building permits are required for a home being installed in a mobile home park or on private property.
A permit is required for:
Required inspections of the installation of a new home would include the footings, anchoring and support system, gas piping, plumbing and final.
The following Manufactured Home Permit Applications and forms are required for installation within the City of Stewartville* and unincorporated areas of the following townships: Marion, Oronoco, Quincy, and Eyota. For installation within other townships please refer to Township Information.
Manufactured Home-Park (57 KB)
Manufactured Home-Private (55 KB)
Manufactured Home Deck-Park (128KB)
Support Plans (108 KB)
Frost Depth Footing and Pier Details (223 KB)
Deck, Stair, and Landing Details (108 KB) (if applicable)
Agricultural buildings built within Olmsted County’s jurisdiction are not required to obtain a building permit. An agricultural use permit is required. To determine if a building permit or agricultural use permit is required, please refer to the Agricultural Use Definition document. For further descriptions pertaining to Agricultural Land Use, refer to the 2017 Minnesota Statutes 273.13 Age Use Descriptions document.
Agricultural Use Definition (71 KB)
2017 Minnesota Statutes 273.13 Ag Use Descriptions (25 KB)
Agricultural Use Permit Application (47 KB)
Separate trade permits for plumbing, heating and air conditioning projects are issued when the work is not part of a larger construction project.
The following Trade Applications are for projects within the City of Stewartville and unincorporated areas of the following townships: Marion, Oronoco, Quincy, and Eyota. For trade work within other townships please refer to Township Information.
Fireplace Permit Application (88 KB)
Plumbing Permit Application (100 KB)
Mechanical Permit Application (78 KB)
County Well Permit Applications and miscellaneous documents are for all areas of Olmsted County that are not on a Municipal Water Supply.
New Well Construction Permit Application (452 KB)
Well Maintenance Reclaimed Permit Application (324 KB)
Well Sealing Permit Application (429 KB)
Acceptance To Allow Grouting And Finishing Of A Water Well (126 KB)
Water Well Contractors (100 KB)
Septic System Permit for subsurface sewer treatment systems within unincorporated areas of the following townships: Marion, Oronoco, Quincy, and Eyota. For systems within other townships please refer to Township Information.
Septic System Abandonment (44 KB)
SSTS As-Built Inspection Form (533 KB)
SSTS Sewer Line Permit Application (52 KB)
SSTS Management Plan (396 KB)
SSTS Permit Application (925 KB)
SSTS Soils Evaluations-Construction Design (42 KB)
SSTS Compliance Inspectors (37 KB)
SSTS Local Installers (45 KB)
SSTS Pumpers and Maintainers (41 KB)