Building Permits

A building permit is required for almost all changes, repairs, alterations or additions to a structure. The purpose of the permits is to ensure that work performed meets the mandatory State Building Code, as verified by the City's Building Official.

To apply for a permit, an application must be completed and submitted to St. Michael City Hall, 11800 Town Center Drive NE. Permits can also be submitted via email to with credit card accepted over the phone.  Unless noted, permit fees are based on the valuation of the work being done. Persons who may do their own work are required to assign a value to the project.

Permit Information

Same-day Permits
The following permits can be picked up the same day from City Hall:

             Underground sprinkler systems
             Air Conditioning/Furnace replacement

No Permit is Required For The Following Items; However, Please Check With The City Planning Department To Ensure Your Project Meets Required Setbacks.

1. One story detached accessory buildings when the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet, although the style and materials must match the house. 
2. Fences not over 6 feet in height.
3. Counters and partitions not over five feet.
4. Retaining walls not over four feet high.
5. When driveways, sidewalks, and steps are placed on private property.
6. Painting, papering and similar finish work.
7. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall on residential house and for garage when projecting not more than 54 inches.
8. Prefabricated above-ground swimming pools if the capacity does not exceed 5000 gallons
9. Patios or deck platforms not attached to a building structure and not more than 30 inches off the ground. 

You will find a copy of all permit applications below.  Please call City Offices if you have any questions regarding your project.  Electrical permits are obtained through the State. Septic Tank Permits are obtained through the County.