Zoning Permits

Zoning Permit Information

The city requires a Zoning Permit for new or expanded driveways and fences, temporary structures, chicken coops, and decks that are not attached to a building and which are less than 30 inches above adjacent grade. The purpose of the permit review process is to ensure compliance with the city's zoning regulations in terms of impervious surface coverage and setbacks.

Zoning permits are reviewed and issued by the City Planner. Zoning Permits for temporary tents, canopies, and other membrane structures are also subject to the State Fire Code and must be reviewed and approved by the Fire Marshall. Please expect 3-5 business days for Zoning Permit turn around.


Contractors that are not licensed with the State (Department of Industry & Labor) are required to have a City Contractors License before doing work in the city. Contractor's licenses must be renewed annually. Separate city licenses are required for HVAC (mechanical) work, sign installation and commercial building and remodeling.

Zoning Permits Required

Contact Us

  1. Rum River Construction Consultants
    Building Official/Inspections
    Ph: 763-331-7722

    *Note the City is currently contracting with Rum River Construction Consultants for permits and inspection services.

    Arden Hills City Hall 
    Ph: 651-792-7800

    Britt Pease
    Office Support Specialist
    Ph: 651-792-7831

    Email Britt Pease