Planning ahead is important in order to obtain a building permit! If you are changing the “footprint” on your property, the application must first go through review by the Planning Commission (which usually meets on the 4th Monday of each month), and they make their recommendation to the Board of Supervisors (which usually meets on the 2nd Monday of the month), who authorize the permit application and construction drawings to be forwarded to the township Building Official, who performs the plan review and calculates the permit fees. This process can take up to 6 weeks for all the steps to be accomplished. Again, planning ahead is important in order to obtain a building permit! It takes time to go through all the required steps.
To find out if you need a building permit, call the Township Office. For any project, please verify in advance if a permit is needed. A building permit packet and checklist explaining what is needed to apply for a building permit is available at Castle Rock Town Hall.
Some examples of projects where permits are required:
- New buildings
- Additions (bedrooms, family rooms, garage, etc.)
- Residential Work (decks, pools, fireplaces, roofing, re-siding, new windows, etc.)
- Remodel (basement finish, kitchen remodel, etc.)
- HVAC (heating, ductwork, air conditioning, etc.)
- Electrical (permit from State of Minnesota)
A building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project. Working with a building inspector will ensure the project is built right, will be safe, and will last. Safe construction practices help protect you, your family, your friends, and your investment.
To receive a permit, an application for a permit must be completed and submitted at the Town Hall. At the time of application, a site plans and building plans must be submitted.
If the construction project is within County shore land/floodplain jurisdiction, a permit is required from the Shoreland Administrator.
The building inspector will then approve the plan or state which changes will need to be made before approval at their regular meeting. After the plans are reviewed by the Planning Commission and then approved by the Board. Once plan review has been done and the building inspector issues the actuall permit, and all fees are to be paid to the Township Clerk, who will then release the building permit, and the construction may begin.
Please call the building inspector (651-322-6626) 24 hours in advance to schedule the required inspections.
Effective July 1, 2017, the Building Official for Castle Rock Township changed to Inspectron, Inc. PLEASE USE THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORM INDICATED BELOW!
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ONLY ACCEPT CASH OR CHECKS FOR BUILDING PERMIT FEES.