Permits & Inspections


Building Permits are required for many building projects, including new construction, additions, structural changes, decks, finished basements, pools, demolition, roofing, siding, and window replacement. Many projects require a plan review. Permit fees are paid at the time the permit is issued.

Permit Valuations are based on the ICC 2022 Building Valuation Data
Permit Fees are based on the MN Revisor of Statutes Building Permit Fees

Domestic water plumbing permits - Issued and inspected by Saint Paul Regional Water Services (SPRWS). For domestic water plumbing and fire system supply fees – please call SPRWS at 651-266-6270.

Window/Door Permits – Include the number of windows and/or doors being installed and if the size of the opening is changing. If the opening size is changing a plan will need to be submitted.

Roofing/Siding – Include the structures that are involved with the project.

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Permit Types

Who needs a license?

Contractor Information

Online Permits

Available Online Permits:

  • Building Residential: Replacement Windows, Doors, Roof & Siding.
  • Electrical Residential & Commercial
  • Mechanical Residential & Commercial
  • Plumbing Residential & Commercial

First time West St Paul contractors must register here.

To apply for e-permits you must finish setting up your Contractor account by following the steps below. 

If you have never pulled a permit through West St Paul please complete the Contractor Registration form and you will receive a confirmation email to finish your account.

eTrak Online Permitting Homepage

  1. Password set up: Access to log-in page - Click here 
  2. Select ’Contractor’ then ’Forgot Password’
  3. An email will be sent to the contact email previously submitted on your permit applications. Set up your new password and log-in to your account.


Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to apply for e-permits.