Commercial Permits

Online Permits

Cottage Grove is happy to announce implementation of online permitting.  At this time, applications for the following permit types are being accepted:

  • Addition
  • Alteration/Remodel
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Demolition
  • Footing/Foundation Only
  • Temporary Shelter
  • New Construction
  • Pool
  • Signs - Permanent
  • Solar
  • Addition
  • Alteration/Remodel
  • New Construction


  • Addition
  • Alteration/Remodel
  • New Construction
  • Addition/Alteration/Remodel
  • New Construction
  • Temp Service

Over the next few weeks, additional permit types will be available.

Please use the link below to access the online permitting website. Upon opening the website, you can create an account by logging in with the contractor email we have on file for your company or, if you have not previously done work in Cottage Grove, you can create an account with a preferred email address. Once logged in, you can apply for the permit types listed above as well as view your permit history and the status of current permit applications.

If you have any questions regarding the online permitting system, please read the FAQ sheet. If you still have questions or need account help, please contact us at or call 651-458-2800.

Fire Suppressor Systems

All fire suppression plans for fire sprinkler systems submitted for State projects, as defined in State Statute 326B.103, shall be reviewed by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Construction Codes and Licensing Plan Review Division. All other fire suppression plans will be reviewed by Fire Protection Services, Inc. All fire alarm plans will be reviewed by Fire Life Safety Consulting. Plans and specs for all fire suppression and fire alarm projects must be submitted to the Cottage Grove Building Division.


All contractors conducting construction within the City of Cottage Grove are required to be licensed by City Code Title 3, Chapter 9, Building Contractors.

Electrical Inspections

Electrical inspections are conducted by Kletschka Inspections. For questions and inspection scheduling you can contact via phone, email or website.

Phone: 612-866-1979 (Call times: Weekdays 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)


Please contact the Building Division at 651-458-2804 for further information. (The City of Cottage Grove has not adopted State Building Code Chapter 1306). Construction is allowed Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm. For more information, view the City Code.

  1. Permits and Applications

Permit Documents