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Some residential permits, such as roofing, siding, window replacement, plumbing, mechanical and electrical permits can be issued immediately. Residential permits which require plan review should expect at least a 7 to 10 business day wait before the permit is ready to be issued. Some commercial permits may take up to 4-6 weeks for plan review. If plans are not complete, the review time will be longer. Therefore, it is important for the applicant to review the plans before submitting to make sure they show specifically what is to be built and how it will be built.
Payment must be either cash or check; the department does not accept any form of credit/debit card.
An inspection card listing the expected inspections for your project is included with the building permit. The individual construction handouts also give some general inspection guidelines. For specific questions, please contact a building inspector at (651) 249-2300.
If applications are not complete, processing time will be longer. Therefore, it is important for the applicant to review all application requirements before submitting.
If you are not sure it you need a license or registration, please contact us at (651) 249-2005.
Agendas can be viewed on the City Council web page. City Council Page
Agendas can be viewed on the City Council web page.
For more information contact the State of Minnesota, Driver and Vehicle Services website or call (651) 296-3166.
For hours and additional locations contact the State of Minnesota, Driver and Vehicle Services website or call (651) 296-2025.
By Mail: To have an absentee ballot application mailed to you, call (651) 249-2008. Leave your name, address, zip code and phone number. Upon receiving the completed application form, the City Clerk will send you an absentee ballot. If you request an absentee ballot by mail, please allow plenty of time to complete the process. All absentee ballots must be received at Maplewood City Hall by Election Day.
In Person: Up until the day before the election, you can also request an absentee ballot application, receive your ballot and vote in person at Maplewood City Hall, 1830 County Road B East.
Hours:08:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday10:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday before election day08:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday before election day
Maplewood has three fire stations.
The biggest concern is related to drainage and how it may affect neighboring properties.
We suggest talking to your neighbors regarding your grade/fill project before starting it.
You will likely be required to post a refundable cash escrow to ensure establishment of vegetation in the disturbed areas.
An erosion control plan and cash escrow for surety will also be required.
Note: Sites that disturb over one acre of land also require permits from the watershed district and the MPCA.
A public health nuisance is different from a public nuisance or a code violation. Examples of a public nuisance or a code violation are long grass and/or parking on the grass.
Visit our Passports page on this website for additional information.
Only the City Council may grant CUPs, and only after a public hearing has been held. Applicants for CUPs are required to attend hearings to present their applications.
City ordinance provides relief from the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance in unusual circumstances. In order for a variance to be granted the circumstances must meet state statue findings for granting a variance.
The process used to grant relief from strict requirements of the City Code is called the variance process. In order to receive a variance, property owners must submit a development application, a recently completed lot survey, and a written narrative. Only the City Council may grant variances, and only after a public hearing has been held. Applicants for variances are required to attend hearings to present their applications.
To request a zoning letter you may mail a check and letter of request to:
Planning DivisionCity of Maplewood1902 County Road B EastMaplewood, MN 55109
You can contact us by phone at (651) 249-2302 or 651-249-2303 or by stopping by the Planning Division Monday through Friday 8:00 am To 4:30 pm.
The City Code is also available online.
A survey is required for exact placement and for all variance requests.
Zoning maps are also available for purchase.
You may also call the Planning division at (651)249-2302 or 651-249-2303 for more information.
To find out whether the placement of your sign is legal, check City Code.
If you are unsure whether or not the type, size or placement of your sign may be in violation of the City Code, please contact the Planning staff at (651) 249-2303.
Once the sign permit application has been filled out properly, they may be turned in or sent, along with a site plan including proposed placement, elevation measurements, setback measurements, diagram for connection, and a listing of all materials to the Planning Division. Once Planning receives a sign permit application package, it is reviewed for completeness and accuracy.
Once approved, Planning will contact the applicant when the proper fees have been assessed.