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Building

The Building Department provides technical assistance, plan review services, plumbing, mechanical and building inspection services for code compliance.  Electrical inspections are handled by the State of MN.

Attention Builders: As of November 29, 2021 the City of Lake Elmo will resume in-house plan reviews.
When submitting new construction plans you will need to submit:
One set of digital plans
One hard copy (18 inches by 24 inches) of plans to be returned.
Once approved with comments, this set is to be kept on-site and made available to inspectors during all inspections.

All other items for application submittals may be done digitally.
Please submit plans to dwendt@lakeelmo.org

To schedule an inspection or general building related questions, call the Building Department at 651-747-3918. 48-hour notice is required for all inspections.

Before engaging in Building activities in the City, check to see if a permit is needed. The following document should help you determine what types of projects require a building or zoning permit.  When are city permits needed?

Building Department Contacts
John Taylor, Building Official - (651) 747-3910 - jtaylor@lakeelmo.org 
Toni Liljedahl, Building Inspector - (651) 747-3917 - tliljedahl@lakeelmo.org 
Chris Chandler, Building Inspector - (651) 747-3915 - cchandler@lakeelmo.org
Diane Wendt, Permit Technician - (651)-747-3918 - dwendt@lakeelmo.org