Building Permits

Building Permits

Permit IconThe City of Victoria building, plumbing, mechanical, fire suppression and alarm, zoning, and right-of-way permits are all available in the City’s online permit portal.

Online Permit Process

  • Sign in or create an account on the online permit portal.
  • Fill out the required information and submit the application. Certain permits may require a review before processing. If there is a cost associated with the permit, payment options include a credit or debit card (requires a 3% processing fee with a minimum fee of $1.50 for charges under $50) or with an electronic check (no processing fee).
  • Print permit and make available on site for inspections.
Contractors must have an account with the City of Victoria to pull permits. If you have pulled permits in the past you should have an account. Please contact the Building Department ( (952) 443-4210, option 1) to obtain your pin number. The pin number is required for you to sign in to the online portal. If you are new to the City of Victoria, you will need to create an account before you apply for a permit.

If you notice the property owner information is incorrect or you have questions regarding the online permit process, please contact City Hall ( (952) 443-4210, option 1) prior to submitting for a permit. 

Registered Users
Check the status of or apply for your building permit.

New Permit Applicants
The following information is required to obtain a building permit.
  • Complete and signed building permit application  
  • Ventilation computation worksheet (new home).
  • Complete set of construction plans, sent electronically.  
  • Certified survey by a registered surveyor prepared with information contained in the Survey Requirements
  • Individual sewage disposal design, including percolation tests, for two possible sites If applicable.  
  • Erosion control plan for the site.    
    • The plan must be initiated before the building permit is issued and scheduled before excavating.  
    • Provide silt-screen fencing, reseeding and landscaping and other control methods as appropriate.
  • A copy of the submitted MCWD Erosion Control Permit Application packet.
All applications are subject to the Victoria City Code. Setback requirements vary among subdivisions. Contact us at (952) 443-4210 to verify setback distances and other questions.

Questions? Contact Permit Technician Gina Bresnahan at

Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Permits

Minnesota Administrative Rule 1306
In 2003, the City of Victoria adopted Minnesota Administrative Rule 1306, Special Fire Protection Systems. The rule amends the sprinkler requirements that are found in the state building code.  Prior to submitting plans, please ensure that your project meets the requirements of Minnesota Administrative Rule 1306.0020, subpart 2.

Permitting Process
The Fire Department oversees the permitting and inspection process in the city for the following:
All permit applications and submittals are available in the Online Permit Portal.


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Building Permit Applications7 documents

  • General Permits: Reroof/ResidFurnace/AC/Water Heater/Water Softener/Windows/Doors
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  • Residential Remodel/Basement Finish/Decks/Etc. or Commercial Building
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  • Demolition and Move Building
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  • New Home
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  • Sewer and Water
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  • Swimming Pool
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  • Zoning Permit - Fence, Driveway Alterations, Accessory Structure, Retaining Walls
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Building Information8 documents

  • Basement Finish
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  • Deck Packet
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  • Detached Garage or Shed
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  • Hiring a Residential Building Contractor
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  • Home Building and Remodeling
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  • Lawn Irrigation System-Residential
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  • New Home Construction Checklist
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  • Screened or Three-Season Porch
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