Building Permits

The City of Mountain Lake has adopted and enforces the MN State Building Code.

Building permit fees are based on project cost (materials and labor) with the exception of flat fee permits.  To determine the cost of your project see the Building Permit Fee Schedule.  Permits with a flat fee are:

Shingling/Siding - $45

Plumbing and Mechanical - $15

Fence - $25.

Locate the appropriate permit form and requirements summary from the list below.  If you are doing the work yourself complete the Do-It-Yourself Waiver form.  Contractors hired to work in the City of Mountain Lake must be licensed.  To determine if your contractor is licensed visit the MN Dept. of Labor and industry website contractor look-up page:

Return the permit, waiver form if necessary, and any other information required to City Hall.  Allow 14 days for processing. 

Beginning a project without a valid permit could lead to a fine twice the permit cost.