Permits & Inspections

To obtain a permit, download and return the application to the address noted on it. Some permits require you to submit additional documents or obtain additional permits, so read the application carefully.

Building, installation or repairs permits

Residents: See the Building & Remodeling section to find helpful guides to applying for permits, the inspections process, and projects such as decks, garages, and finishing your basement.

NOTE: If your project takes place in the Minnehaha Creek watershed, it might require additional permits from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. Find out more from the MCWD.

Fire-related/alarm systems permits

*Fee: $45, plus additional $30 if second inspection is required.

**Fee: Calculate using building permit fee calculator (plans required).

***Fee: Calculate using building permit fee calculator, with plans or without plans.

Zoning permits

See zoning permits.

Event-related permits

Miscellaneous permits


  • City Hall
    1010 1st St S
    Hopkins, MN 55343
  • Administrative Assistant

  • For contact information specific to a permit, see its application.


(Online payments not accepted at this time.)

See Chapter X—Licenses and Permit Fees.

Ready for an inspection?

Submit the online request form for the following types of inspections:

  • Building
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Truth-In-Housing Re-Inspection

More Inspections

To verify if a property is in Hopkins:

Visit the Hennepin County property information search.


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