Building Permits & Inspections

Application Process

The City of St. Joseph requires building permits to be obtained prior to beginning any work. Applications should be filled out and submitted to the city office along with any supporting information such as site plans, material list, etc. To determine what information is required, click on your desired project handout.


Once your application has been received, it will take approximately 7-10 business days for the permit to be approved. City staff will contact you when it is ready and provide you with a permit cost.


If you have any questions regarding the permit process, you can call (320) 363-7201.