The City of Wells requires building permits for most construction projects. Many projects also require zoning approval. Please verify with City Hall if your project requires a building permit and/or zoning approval.
Building permits can be obtained at City Hall.
If you are utilizing a dumpster for your project, a dumpster permit is also required at no cost. Dumpsters may not be placed on public streets or alleys.
You may fax your completed form to 507-553-5126 or email to
The City of Wells Building Official's office is located in the lower level of Wells City Hall and can be contacted by phone at 507-553-6371 or
The Building Official works part time and is in the office on Tuesday & Fridays. Please call to verify if he is in before stopping because he is frequently in the field.
|Apply for a remodeling permit at least 7 days before the start of construction
|Apply for a new construction permit at least 14 days before start of construction
|The fee for Building Permits
issued after construction
has begun WILL BE DOUBLED
Building Permit Application
Dumpster Permit Application
Zoning/Land Use Permit Application
Emergency Escape Guidelines
Sample of a Structure Sketch
Locating Property Lines
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