Construction on the pedestrian bridge 2021

Construction on the pedestrian bridge in April 2021. A permit was needed for this project. Rachel Fergus/Republican Eagle

Building new property structures can be an exciting – yet overwhelming – task for homeowners, business entrepreneurs, farmers and contractors. Typically, the first step in this process is obtaining the necessary permits for smooth construction.

In Red Wing, no edifice can be created, repaired, removed, converted or demolished unless a building permit has been issued, according to its website.

Luckily for residents, the city makes all of their permits online accessible, with paper copies at the Community Development Building located at 419 Bush St.

“The application process can be done all online and with gas prices these days, it’s probably more affordable and faster,” Frank Peterson, building inspector, said. “We try to make this as easy as possible for people. I will walk people through the online process if they need the help.”

The following permits can be found on and require a description of the work, location and use of new structure.




Demolition or moving

Roll-off dumpster parking 

Building certificate

Once submitted, all applications will be reviewed and issued for work that meets Minnesota State Building codes and city requirements. 

Permits will be considered null and void if authorized work does not begin within 190 days of acceptance date.

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Robert Crouse

Did anyone think to call City Hall and ask?

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