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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 2030 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.
Residential Building Permit
- Departments:Building Inspections
- Divisions:Building Permits
- Apply Online http://www.ShakopeeMN.gov/epermits
A residential building permit is required for any new residential building, as well as additions to and remodeling of an existing building. Normally, electrical, plumbing, heating/air-conditioning and sewer and water projects require additional permits.
Please refer to the Submittal Requirements for Building Permits [PDF] checklist to ensure you are submitting the proper documentation.
New Construction Forms & Information
- Tree Preservation Plan
- Alternate Erosion & Sediment Control Plan Form [PDF]
- Erosion Control Information for New Homeowners [PDF]
- An Erosion Control Escrow is $1,000 for all residential and commercial building permits that require erosion control protection. The escrow will be collected at the time of building permit issuance.
- Residential Equipment/Appliance Worksheet [PDF]
Overview of NPDES Construction Storm Water Permit: Owners and operators of construction activity disturbing one acre or more of land need to obtain an NPDES Construction Storm Water Permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Minnesota Energy Codes: New Minnesota Energy Codes became effective in June 2009. Some of the areas affected include radon, foundation insulation installation and efficiency, and mechanical equipment control.
All projects listed below require a permit unless noted.
- Accessory Buildings/Detached Garages [PDF] (Note: Utility/garden sheds under 200-square-feet do not require a permit)
- Basement Finishing [PDF]
- Interior Foundation Insulation Systems [PDF]
- Decks [PDF]
- Lawn Irrigation System [PDF]
- Siding, Windows & Doors [PDF]
- Asphalt Shingle Roofing [PDF]
- Swimming Pools [PDF]
- Screen Porches & Three-Season Porch [PDF]
- Single-Family Stairways/Guards [PDF]
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.