Community Development, Permitting & Planning Permits

As of 03/24/20

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we have changed our procedures for Permit Issuance and Inspection Process. CLICK HERE FOR A DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENT HIGHLIGHTING THE CHANGES


  • By Email          
  • By Fax                        218-749-3580
  • Drop Box                   Located Outside City Hall
  • By Mail                     
City Hall
Community Development, Permitting & Planning Department
327 1st Street South
Virginia MN 55792

After we have reviewed the Permit application and paperwork, the applicant will be contacted via email or phone with the Permit Fee amount and/or to request additional information.

Permit Fees may be paid by:

Credit Card       Call 218-748-7500 to use this option
By Mail               City Hall
        Community Development, Permitting & Planning Department
        327 1st Street South
        Virginia MN 55792

Drop Box             Located outside City Hall on 4th Avenue

Place payment in envelope with project address clearly noted on front of envelope.
Cash accepted, but please use exact change only, no change given
Check or Money Order made to City of Virginia
Deposit in the Dropbox at City Hall, near the accessible entrance on 4th Avenue

Once application has been approved and payment is received, the permit will be issued and  work can begin.     

For more information about Permits or Inspections, please contact us at
  • Email
  • Phone 218-748-7500
  •  Fax 218-749-3580

    Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.
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Vacant Building Registration1 document

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Building & Demo Permit Packets18 documents

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  • Deck Building Permit Packet
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  • Escapes/Egress Windows: Information Brochure
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  • Fence Permit Packet
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  • Garage: Information Brochure
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  • Garage Permit Packet
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  • Moisture: Information Brochure
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  • Porch: Information Brochure
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  • Porch Building Permit Packet
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  • Roofing: Information Brochure
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Call Before You Dig!1 document

  • Gopher State One Call
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Mechanical Permits1 document

  • Mechanical Permit Application Submittal Process due to COVID-19.pdf
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Sign Permit1 document

  • Sign Permit Packet
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Utility Permit Forms2 documents

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Variance Forms2 documents

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Zoning2 documents

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