Driveway Permits

A Zoning Permit (PDF) is required for any new or expanding driveway project in the City. The following requirements will be verified as part of the Zoning Permit review process:

  • Residential properties must a have a minimum of 65% landscaped lot coverage, meaning no buildings or driveways
  • There are no set back requirements for driveways; however, two driveways may not be closer than 5 feet from one another
  • Gravel driveways are not permitted; driveways and parking areas must be constructed of an approved hard surface such as pavers, concrete, or bituminous
  • Each residential property is allowed one curb cut
  • Driveway work along a County Road may require a Ramsey County Driveway Permit in addition to a city Zoning Permit

Related Information

Read more about driveway rules in the Driveway Handout (PDF)

Read more about city Zoning Permits.

Contact Us

  1. Elena Fransen
    Senior Planner
    Email Elena Fransen

    Jessica Jagoe
    Community Development Director
    Email Jessica Jagoe

    Permit Technician/Office Support Specialist