Building Permits

Building Permits and Contractor Licenses


To find permit history information, come to City Hall and request the house file for the address in question.
This information and inspection notices are not available any other way.

Most structures require a building permit and all structures must conform to setback requirements. Use following link to view setback requirements: Setbacks in Deephaven

The State Building Code can be viewed here: Minnesota State Building Code

Permit Process

Here are the steps that are required to obtain a building permit:

  1. Contractor delivers one hard copy of the building plan to Deephaven City Hall.
  2. Once Deephaven Planning staff approves the plan, the City of Minnetonka contacts the contractor with a link for uploading plans.
  3. Contractor uploads plans to Minnetonka.
  4. Once Minnetonka approves the plans, Deephaven staff calls the contractor with the permit fee amount.
  5. Contractor comes to Deephaven City Hall to pay for the permit.
  6. Staff alerts Minnetonka that the permit has been paid.
  7. Minnetonka lets the contractor know that approved, annotated plans may be downloaded.
  8. Contractor downloads plans and prints permit card

Seasonal Load Limits are strictly enforced March 1 - May 1 (midnight)
Seasonal Load Limit Waiver Application
If approved, allows an additional 2T/axel, and costs $500.00 per truck, per round trip.

Truck Routes Map

If you cannot find what you need here, give us a call!

Contact  Planning Director Pat Smith at (952) 358-9938 for questions on:

  • Zoning
  • Setbacks
  • Variances
  • Tree Removal
  • Accessory Structures

Contact Diane Schwalbe at (952) 358-9935 for questions on:

  • Permit application form
  • Permit process
  • Fees