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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.
- Zoning map and code
- Contact the Planning & Zoning Division to discuss with you whether your project fits the city’s planning goals and zoning guidelines, as outlined in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
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, our Planning Division can walk you through the process. New residential developments require preliminary and final plats.
- Application information is available below under "Planning Permits."
- Informational Handouts: Minor Subdivision, Conditional Use Permit, Planned Unit Development, Preliminary and Final Plats, etc…
- Developer’s Agreement [PDF]
Larger projects may also be invited to present preliminary plans at the city’s Development Review Committee (DRC) meetings. These 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.
- Apply Online http://www.ShakopeeMN.gov/epermits
Submitting an application
- Apply on our ePermits site.
- Pay application fees online with a credit card. This will begin your project and create a project on our ePlans website. Once your project is created and fees paid, you will receive an email notification from firstname.lastname@example.org with a temporary password and instructions how to log in.
- Upload the Multi-Purpose Planning & Zoning Application [PDF] (see document for submittal dates) through ePlans. All planning projects need to be accompanied by the appropriate planning application, as well as additional submittal requirements.
Additional submittal requirements
Submittal requirements, including drawing requirements, are listed in City Code 150.03.
- A completed application form
- Fees as specified in the adopted city fee schedule
- All required drawings as specified below:
- Drawing of the final plat
- Drawing of the area plat
- Construction plans for all public improvements
- When applicable to the land being subdivided, the developer shall submit the following documentation:
- Construction plans for all public improvements, including but not limited to: streets, sewer mains, storm drainage facilities, sidewalks, trails, street lights and other public improvements governed by city design criteria; and watermains and other public improvements governed by Shakopee Public Utilities design criteria.
- Any required permits or approvals, including but not limited to: Minnesota Department of Transportation permit to work in the right-of-way; Scott County permit to work in the right-of-way; Minnesota Pollution Control Agency national pollutant discharge elimination system permit; Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sanitary sewer extension permit; and city street cut permit for utility installation.
- A petition for improvements intended to be constructed by the city and specially assessed under Minn. Stat. Chapter 429, if desired by the developer.
- Other documentation as deemed appropriate or necessary by the city planner.
Common Interest Community subdivisions
In addition to the items listed above, in Common Interest Community subdivisions the developer shall provide the following:
- Evidence that perpetual access is provided to each unit
- Evidence that a perpetual easement or other access is provided for utilities to each unit
- Evidence that a perpetual easement or other egress is provided for storm water drainage from each unit
- Evidence that perpetual maintenance of common areas is provided for
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.
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.