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Looking to build or develop in Shakopee? Here is information you need to know:

Choosing a Site

Our Economic Development Division can assist with finding an appropriate site for your project.

Meeting Design Standards 

The Engineering Division will assist you in ensuring your project meets the city’s design criteria for new construction for street and utility improvements. City engineers review projects and set conditions for roads and utilities to ensure projects meet these design standards.

Developing your Site

If your project requires a conditional-use permit, city planners can walk you through the process. New residential developments require preliminary and final plats.

Larger projects may also be invited to present preliminary plans at the city’s Development Review Committee (DRC) meetings, which are comprised of representatives from various city departments. The DRC typically meets Wednesday mornings. Please contact Planning Division staff to get on the agenda.

Applying for Permits

Most city permits can be purchased online through ePermits. The city also uses electronic plan review software.

Building Permits
Change of Occupancy or Land Use Review
Commercial & Industrial Building Permit
Demolition Permit
Electrical Permit
Fence Permit
Mechanical Permit
Moving Permit
Plumbing Permit
Residential Building Permit
Sewer & Water Permit
Tree, Shrub and Bush Permit
Engineering & Public Works Permits
Grading Permit
Right-of-Way Insurance Registration
Right-of-Way Permit
Woodland Alteration Permit
Fire Permits
IRC Fire Sprinkler Permit (13D)
Event Permit
Fire Alarm Systems
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fireworks Sales Permit
Fireworks Show Permit
Flammable/Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks
Open Burning Permit
Special Hazard Fire Suppression Systems
Temporary Heat Permit
Tent Permit

Tree Management and Landscaping

 The city has established tree preservation regulations for residential and commercial development. If your project site has existing trees, it may be subject to these regulations. For more information, visit Tree Management for Developers.

The city has established landscaping requirements for all residential, commercial and industrial new construction.

Business Utilities

Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water

Water and Electric

Water and electric services within the City of Shakopee are municipally-owned but independently operated by Shakopee Public Utilities (SPU). You can find SPU applications on its website at spucweb.com.

A portion of industrial land along County Road 101 in Shakopee receives electric service from Xcel Energy. See the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s Electric Utility Services Area map. Find more information about Xcel Energy’s services at www.xcelenergy.com.