Permits and Licenses


The City of Mendota Height is now working with Inspectron, Inc. as our building official.  You may apply for permits or schedule inspections through their website. You may visit their website at, or call them directly at 651-322-6626 or toll free at 1-800-322-6153.  If you have any further questions regarding permits or inspections, feel free to call the City of Mendota Heights at 651-452-1850, and we will be happy to guide you through the process.

When your permit has been processed you will receive a call from the City letting you know it is ready for payment. Payments for permits can be made by credit card over the phone, a mailed in check, or by cash, check or credit card in person. Please make checks payable to the City of Mendota Heights. Permits paid by credit card over the phone or by a mailed in check will be mailed out unless other arrangements are made or plans are too large. Permits that need to be picked up in person, can be picked up Monday through Thursday, between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 

Please note that permits must be picked up and paid for prior to any work beginning. Your project can be stopped if you start your construction without a permit and there will be a penalty charge. The penalty charge will be equal to the original permit fee.

It is important to plan ahead when submitting your permit. Typically the busiest time of the year is in the spring, and continues through the fall. Plans and applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received, no matter how large or small they may be. The review process will not start until all required information is submitted. 

Residential construction hours are strictly enforced in the City of Mendota Heights. These work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Licenses protect the public and advance broad social goals that benefit everyone. 

Business licensing improves safety and liability, professional competence and standards, environmental protection, emergency response, fraud prevention, accessibility, tax and economic investment. To learn more, select a license type below to expand the section.