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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Environmental Services/Zoning Temporary Operating Procedures

Building and septic permit applications will be posted on line during this time, (Building/Septic Forms), or you can request we mail you the forms.  Applications can be filled out and mailed in or dropped off at the courthouse with required submittals/plans/soils tests. There is an overnight mailbox drop box located outside the front door of the government center. DROPBOX IS FOR ALL DEPARTMENTS – CLEARLY MARK OUTSIDE OF ENVELOPES WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TO ENSURE CORRECT DELIVERY. Staff will determine the construction value and calculate the permit fee. Plan review and processing will be completed, and the applicant will be contacted with payment amount. Payment may be mailed in, or dropped in drop box - once received permit will be mailed out.

Septic certifications (point of sale inspections) will be treated the same way, with application printed from website and mailed or dropped off with payment. Once we have received your application you may call your septic pumper/maintainer who will call us to schedule a time for us to meet them on site for the inspection.

Building inspections will continue as usual for all new home construction, all exterior projects or uninhabited buildings (roofs, decks, garages). Please institute 6 foot distancing practices for any of our staff in the field. For projects which require an inspector to enter an inhabited home (furnace, interior remodel, basement finish) arrangements will be made for a phone call with a building inspector with instructions for continuing with the project, which may include photographing progress.

Questions regarding applying for a permit, or to request forms please call 651-213-8372 or 651-213-8376.

We are working on procedures for Variance, Conditional Use and other zoning applications and meetings. Please contact Jessica Jagoe with questions at 651-213-8379. The  (Zoning Application) is also posted on this page for your convenience.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to improve these procedures.

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