Permits and Licenses


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.

Planning Applications

Planning applications will be scheduled for consideration by the Planning Commission and/or City Council only after all required materials have been submitted by end of business day of the deadline, including applicable fees. 

Late or incomplete applications will not be put on the agenda. The Planning Commission meets at 7:00 PM and City Council meets at 7:00 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights, MN, unless notified otherwise.  Application submittal deadlines and meeting schedule dates for the year 2023 can be found here: 

Planning Application Submittal and Meeting Schedule 2023

Planning Application Materials

Applicants are encouraged to schedule a meeting with city staff prior to submitting an application.  To schedule an appointment or questions, contact Community Development Director at (651) 255-1142 or email.