July 19, 2018; Shakopee, Minnesota -- Scott County is thrilled to announce that many ePermits are available for Scott County township properties. ePermits provide the ability to obtain a permit for certain residential building, plumbing, and mechanical projects quickly and conveniently online.
Vice Chair Barbara Weckman Brekke said, “People that own or work on properties in Scott County’s townships will experience an immediate benefit of this new ePermit feature. While not every permit transaction can be processed online yet, many applications can be taken and permits obtained through our website (www.scottcountymn.gov/1783/ePermits) through a few easy steps.”
What will you need to get an ePermit?
- Be sure that the project location is within one of Scott County’s 11 townships.
- A valid email address for registration purposes.
- A credit card for payment (Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover).
- Access to a printer (to print a PDF of the granted permit to post on the job site).
What is the ePermit process? Five simple steps!
1. Register as a user (you only need to do this once).
2. Apply and pay for a permit.
3. The Scott County Building Department will review your application.
4. When the permit is approved, then…
5. Print out the permit card for posting on the project site.
Why spend time in line when you can apply for an ePermit online? Permits applied for between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. will be processed just as quickly as if you were at the counter, and permits applied for after 4 p.m. will be processed no later than the following business day.
What kinds of permits will be available through the ePermit system? The Scott County Electronic Permit (ePermit) option is a quick and convenient method of obtaining permits that do not require plan review. The following is a list of permits that are now available through the ePermit Portal:
Re-Roof and Roof Repair
Shingle w/Tear Off
Flat w/Tear Off
Exterior Wall Covering Replacement
Windows and Doors, Existing Opening
Framed Insert or Pocket
Drain Tile/Sump Pump
Electric Water Heater
Gas Water Heater
Lawn Sprinkler Backflow Prevention
A note: Building, plumbing, or mechanical projects not listed above will require a Building Permit Application to be submitted in person or by mail to the Scott County Building Inspections Department. If a contractor is working on any ePermit items plus additional work, a Building Permit Application must be submitted.
“This new ePermit feature is another example of leveraging technology to make our residents’ and building contractors’ lives a bit easier by simplifying the process and allowing people to get their necessary permitting transactions done on their own time, which in turn will help make the process itself move more quickly,” said Scott County Board Chair Tom Wolf. “We heard our constituents and customers, recognized the need for this capability, and worked to make it happen … just the way government should work.”