The City of Falcon Heights will follow guidance from state and federal health officials in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Falcon Heights has closed all facilities to public access from March 18 to April 13 to limit the potential community transmission of COVID-19.
Please email permits and planning designs to email@example.com or fax 651-792-7610.
If you would like to drop off permits and planning designs at City Hall, please print no larger than 11x17 and drop it in the silver drop box next to the entrance door.
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The City of Falcon Heights does not have a system to apply for permits online. However, most permit forms can be downloaded here and delivered by one of the methods listed below. Permits must be downloaded before filled out and signed (e-signatures accepted).
Falcon Heights City Hall, 2077 Larpenteur Ave. West, Falcon Heights, MN 55113
Payment for permits may be made in person at City Hall with cash, check, or credit card. Staff can also take payment by credit card over the phone (651-792-7600). All payments with credit card will have a 3.1% + $0.30 convenience fee.
Energy Rebate Program
The City of Falcon Heights has an energy rebate program for residents who make certain energy-saving upgrades and appliance purchases. More information here.
The Falcon Heights fee schedule can be viewed and downloaded here.
How long does it take to get a permit?
The following types of permits can be issued over the counter:
The following types of permits require an approval process of two business days to two weeks:
- Accessory Building (garage/shed)
- Fence *
- Driveway *
- Sign *
Residential building contractors that do not have a state license are required to obtain a license from the City. More information is available in the license application.
Building permits are required for many types of work on commercial and residential buildings, as well as new structures and additions. If you are in doubt about whether your project requires a building permit, contact City Hall at 651-792-7600.
Partial list of projects that require a permit.
The Building Official for Falcon Heights is Steve Westerhaus. He is also the Building Official for the City of Little Canada. Steve can be reached at 651-766-4043 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To schedule building inspections for Falcon Heights, please call the City of Little Canada at 651-766-4029, during business hours. Be sure to tell them you are scheduling an inspection in Falcon Heights.
The City of Falcon Heights has teamed up with experts in the SolSmart Program to develop a faster process for solar energy installations.
We have simplified the process and have a flat $201.00 permit fee for all sizes of single family residential installations.
Additionally, we have a convenient checklist for navigating the permitting process. Please click below to get started.
Falcon Heights - Solar PV Systems - Permit Checklist
Any work being done that will involve natural gas (water heater, furnace, etc) is done on a mechanical permit, not plumbing. Please see the section below for further information.
Plumbing inspections are conducted by the City's Building Official, Steve Westerhaus. Call the City of Little Canada at 651-766-4029 to schedule an inspection.
Mechanical permits cover heating, air conditioning, gas work and ductwork. Permits can be obtained at City Hall during business hours.
Mechanical inspections are conducted by the City's Building Official, Steve Westerhaus. Call the City of Little Canada at 651-766-4029 to schedule an inspection.
Electrical permits are issued by the State of Minnesota, and you can apply for one directly through the inspector.
Our electrical inspector is David Sawyer, who can be reached at 763-551-5557. You can go to this website to request an inspection and find instructions on how to fill out the permit form
A right-of-way permit is required for any work in the public right-of-way. Any entity doing work in a right of way must register annually. The City's Right-of-Way (ROW) Ordinance regulates the placement and maintenance of facilities and equipment currently within public right-of-way or to be placed therein in the future and provides for recovery of the City's out-of-pocket and projected costs from persons using the public right-of-way.
A permit is required for each work project in the right-of-way. Registration is required for each utility, contractor, or other entity that works in the Falcon Heights right-of-way.
Rights-of-way in Falcon Heights include residential streets, alleys, and some sections of arterial streets.
Snelling Avenue is a Minnesota state highway under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The streets under Ramsey County jurisdiction are Larpenteur Avenue, Cleveland Avenue, Fairview Avenue, Hamline Avenue north of Larpenteur Avenue, and Fulham Avenue north of Larpenteur Avenue.
For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at 651-792-7618.
Keeping chickens in the City of Falcon Heights requires a permit. Before you decide to apply for your permit, make sure you are ready to provide a good home for chickens and make sure your chickens will be good neighbors. You can request a permit packet from City Hall or download it from this page.
- Read all of the information in the application packet, especially the ordinance and the information on chicken care so you are aware of the responsibility you will be taking on.
- Make sure you have the space to house the chickens and the time to take care of them and that you can afford both the start-up costs and the ongoing costs.
- Take a class on chicken keeping – there are many available. Use an internet search or try going to the Ramsey County Extension Services web portal or call them at 651-704-2080.