Building and Zoning Permits

Beginning April 1, 2024, the Olmsted County Planning Department will be administering the building permitting process and inspections for projects taking place within the City of Eyota.

Zoning inquiries can be directed to the Eyota City Hall at (507) 545-2135.

Building permit/code/inspection questions for projects within the City of Eyota can be directed to the Olmsted County Planning Department at (507) 328-7100.

Septic permits and inquiries can also be directed to the Olmsted County Planning Department at (507) 328-7100.

For inspections regarding building permits applied for prior to April 1st, 2024, please contact Construction Management Services (CMS) at (507) 282-8206

 

The following building permits will be processed directly at City Hall:

  • Chicken coop - $50    
  • Demolition Permit - $150
  • Fence - $35
  • Pergola - $50  
  • Shed under 200 sq. ft. - $50
  • Swimming pools: less than 24 in. deep and under 5,000 gallons - $45

 

Process for Building Permits listed above:

1. Complete a building permit application & submit drawings (applications are listed below)

      • If property owner is doing the work/signed the permit submit a property owner waiver form  
      • Contractors must supply license number
      • For questions, call City Hall at (507) 545-2135

2. Submit the form(s) to Eyota City Hall: 38 South Front Street SW or email to eyota@cityofeyota.com

3. City will review permit request 

4. Homeowner is called when the permit is processed

5. Permit fees are paid when the Building Permit is approved and picked up at City Hall

 

 The following building permits can be obtained from Olmsted County Planning Department:

  • Accessory Structure: Shed over 200 sq. ft.
  • Additions
  • Decks and porches
  • Door Replacement
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Mechanical: Fireplace, Furnace, Air Conditioning Units, Garage Heater, Water Heater  
  • New construction
  • Plumbing
  • Re-roofing and Re-siding
  • Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic System
  • Swimming pools: over 24 in. deep and more than 5,000 gallons 
  • Window Replacement 

 

Plumbing/Mechanical Permits online

Other Permits online and Information Page

 

Building Permit Process for Olmsted County Permits listed above:

1. Building permit applications can be completed online from the links above (or stop into City Hall for assistance) 

      • If the property owner is doing the work/signed the permit submit a property owner waiver form  
      • Contractors must supply license number 

2. For online building permits with Olmsted County - you can create an account on the citizen portal

      • You will be able to check permit status from the portal

3. Pay fee online 

4. Homeowner is contacted when the permit is processed  

      • For questions on requirements, call Olmsted County Planning Department Inspections Division at (507) 328-7100

 

Basic Zoning Requirements:

25 feet: Minimum distance from front and rear yard property lines, from foundation of primary structure. On corner lots this is measured from property lines along two street sides.

7.5 feet: Minimum distance from primary structure foundation to side yard property lines. On corner lots this measured from the two property lines not adjacent to streets. 

5 feet: Accessory structure minimum distance from rear and side yard lines. Distance is counted from eaves line. 

50 percent: Maximum lot coverage of structures on lot. Note: actual lot does not include right of way, boulevards.

10 percent: Maximum total square footage of accessory buildings. 

Fences: May be placed on lot line if owner is able to maintain both sides but not in an easement. No farm materials allowed. Permit is required. 

Decks: If attached to primary structure, need to be included in lot coverage rules & abide by setback regulations for primary structures.

Building Permit Application.pdf Shed, chicken coop, pergola, swimming pool - include drawings
Property Owner Waiver fillable.pdf Homeowner signed permit/doing work