Apps & Forms

Building Permit

Permit Fees

Accessory Structure Document

Gambrel and Standard Roof Example

Basement Finishing Guide

Supplement to Shed Permit Application

Basement Finish Sample Plan

Detached Garage Handout

Detached Garage Sample Plan

Pole Barn Info

Pole Barn Info Packet

Sample of Typical Site Accessory Building

Egress Window Info Packet

Fireplace and Chimney Packet

New Homes Building Permit Info

Re-Roof Info

Residential Decks Info

Positively Anchored Deck Document

Frost Heave Deck and Porch Footings

Retaining Walls

Re-siding info

Screened Porches

Screened Porch Example

Right Away Permit Applications

Setbacks and Limits

Smoke Detector Info

Swimming Pool Info

Driveway Code

Driveway Permit

Driveway Specifications

Water Management Plan

10 Things to Improve Water Quality

The City of Independence does not have city water and only certain areas have city sewer. If you have a question about a particular address please call us at 763-972-0527.
The following companies are available for well testing:

Well Testing

Techtron Engineering Inc.

Anoka, MN
763-712-9502

Tri-City / William Lloyd Analytical Lab
Bloomington, MN
952-563-4904

Interpoll Laboratories
Circle Pines, MN
763-786-6020

Water Laboratories, Inc.
Elk River, MN
763-441-7509

Twin City Water Clinic, Inc.
Hopkins, MN
952-935-3556

Braun Intertec Corp.
Minneapolis, MN 
952-995-2638

Setback information for sewer, water and septic

Septic Designers, Installers etc.

Bring this application and a copy of your dog's rabies vaccination information to City Hall to obtain a permit. The lifetime license fee is $20.
Please note that in addition to the permit fee there is a $1,000,000 liability insurance waiver requirement that must be on file prior to your event.

Large Assembly Permit

Grading and Wetland Permit Application

Wetland Permit Checklist

Fee Schedule for Wetland Review

Community Center facilities are available Sunday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. for the following users:
*for complete rental requirements including insurance and fees please see the attached the brochures*

1. Private use of the City of Independence residents (Must be age 21 or older to rent the facility)
2. Private use of residents of cities contiguous to Independence
3. Local non-profit organizations
4. Local civic organizations
5. Local school organizations
6. Local government organizations
7. Other groups or organizations, not identified above that serve Independence or communities contiguous to the City of Independence

Community Room Policies

Community Room Application

Community Room Fees

Complaint Form

Information Request Form

Planning Application

Planning Deadlines

Retail Sales of Agricultural Products

Use this form for events that require the use of the City right-of-way

Right Away Permit Applications

Sign Permit Application

Solicitor License Application