Building Department


(See also Lindstrom Code Title XV: Land Usage, Chapter 150)

The City of Lindstrom requires Building Permits for most construction or alteration of buildings and their components within the City limits.

Apply for the following permits at the Lindstrom City Hall:  Fences, Signs, Bees, Chickens, Impervious Surface, Grading/Excavation/Fill, Dumpsters & Zoning Compliance.  Click "Forms & Documents" in the side menu.

Apply at the Chisago County Environmental Services/Zoning Department for the following permits: 

  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Decks
  • Windows
  • Fireplaces
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Pools (more than 24" deep and more than 5,000 gallons)
  • Additions
  • Garages
  • New Construction
  • Mobile Homes 

Note: For electrical permits or well permits, please visit Chisago County's website for more information

Chisago County building permits are required to be applied for in person with payment required at the time of application.  APPLICATIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE.  You may request an application be mailed out to you for simple projects which do not require building plans, such as reroof, reside, and windows.  In these instances the County office will determine the fee and you can mail in a check with the application.  Chisago County does not process credit/debit card payments by phone.  Please visit their website for more information, the office location and office hours. County Environmental Services & Zoning Department:  651-213-8371

Chisago County GIS (Geographic Information System):

We recommend you contact or meet with the Zoning Administrator regarding any questions you may have prior to filling out an Application. These Fees are non-refundable, and additional Service Fees may be added for Consultations, etc. Most often, you will appear before the Planning Commission for a Public Hearing, and possibly the Park Board. The City Council has final approval after reviewing and giving any consideration to recommendations by City Staff and Commissions.