507-553-6371

Departments

Building Inspection/Zoning

Building Permits


  • 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Building Official

  • 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • 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.


Zoning Map

Apply Early!
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.

Fee Schedule

Building Permit Application 

Dumpster Permit Application

Zoning/Land Use Permit Application

Garage Guidelines

Porch Guidelines 

Shingling Guidelines

Deck Guidelines 

Emergency Escape Guidelines 

Contractor Waiver

Sample of a Structure Sketch  

Locating Property Lines 

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG!!!