For immediate release: September 1, 2021

With the recent bad weather, if you are replacing roof, siding, exterior doors, or windows make sure you get the proper permits from the City of Sartell. To be more efficient during a likely busy time, the permitting process for roof, siding, exterior doors, and window permits (only) has been adjusted:

  1. Check with your licensed contractor to confirm who will be applying for the necessary permits
  2. Come into City Hall, visit our website, OR email to receive an application form
  3. Fill out a paper permit application or, if you already have an account set up, an application on MyGov
  4. After the application is complete, bring paperwork into City Hall- roof, siding, exterior doors, or windows are all “over-the-counter” approvals, so permits will be approved or denied immediately. Permits are $71 for each service requested.

When you apply for a building permit you will also need inspections so make sure to get those scheduled, too, by calling City Hall or emailing

Make sure you are using a licensed contractor for any work done on your house. Use the following link as a resource. Only licensed contractors or homeowners are allowed to apply for Building permits.

After the storm, solicitors are also likely traveling around neighborhoods. Make sure to protect yourself and your neighbors by asking if they have a permit to solicit in town. It never hurts to ask and double check by calling City Hall or the Sartell Police Department.

Find the permit application here. For other great tips and tricks on hiring a licensed contractor, please read this WJON article.

If you have other questions or want to start the process of getting a permit from weather damage, please contact the Inspections Department at the City of Sartell: