The City of New Brighton Building Department is available to help with all stages of your new or ongoing construction project, big or small.
Whether you are a contractor or a homeowner, we provide the following services:
City Hall is currently closed to the public, but even with the COVID19 pandemic, we continue to provide permit and inspection services.
Inspections will be prioritized based on impact to the health and safety of the community and staff, and our availability.
Please email or call 651-638-2050 weekdays during business hours if you have any questions.
SAC Determinations: All commercial building permits will need to have a SAC determination completed before issuance. SAC is a one-time fee that the Metropolitan Council charges local governments when a residential, commercial, industrial or institutional property first connects to the regional wastewater (sewer) system or a business grows or changes and creates more potential demand on the wastewater system. More information can be found on the Metropolitan Council’s website by clicking here.
Backflow Devices: It is the responsibility of the owner of a testable backflow device to have it tested at the time of installation and annually thereafter. It is the responsibility of the plumbing contractor to notify the owner that testing needs to occur on this schedule. Please reference this fact sheet if you have any questions.
The City of New Brighton is committed to being proactive in facilitating the use of alternative energy sources like solar panels. The solar industry is booming in Minnesota, and it is positioned for continued growth. Solar energy can be used to generate electricity to provide hot water and to heat, cool, and light buildings and homes. Solar power is generated with the use of photovoltaic panels. "Photovoltaic" means that sunlight is used to generate electricity Solar installations range in size and can be roof-mounted or ground-mounted. New Brighton participates in SolSmart, a national program that provides free technical assistance to help cities make it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar.
How to apply
Please submit online permit along with required plan documentation by clicking one of the buttons below. These permits are required for both roof-mounted and ground-mounted solar systems. Small solar PV projects 10 kilowatts or less have a turnaround time of less than 3 business days. The checklist and inspection buttons describe the process and necessary information for obtaining a solar permit and solar inspection, but they are not required for a solar permit. Please reference them if you have any questions about plan documentation or inspections.
Solar Zoning in New Brighton - coming soon
For more information on additional solar-related topics, check out the resource links below:
Understanding the City of New Brighton’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan Solar objective and policies:
Objective: LU 10.0 - To be proactive in facilitating the use of alternative energy sources and ensure reasonable access to direct sunlight for areas that will undergo redevelopment over the next 20 years.
The City of New Brighton runs monthly reports on all permit data. To access these reports click here.