Zoning Permit

Apply for a Zoning Permit for any of the following projects:

  • Driveways
  • Fences
  • Patios
  • Sheds
  • Retaining Walls less than 4 ft. in height

Driveway Permits

A Driveway Permit is required for any new, expanding or replacement driveway project in the City of North St. Paul. The following requirements will be verified as part of the permit review process:

  • Gravel driveways are not permitted 
  • The grades of a private driveway shall not exceed 10% or a grade acceptable to the City Engineer 
  • Parking areas must be constructed of an approved hard surface such as pavers, concrete, or bituminous
  •  All vehicles personal, recreational, or commercial shall be stored or parked on a driveway surface
  •  New driveways and off-street parking shall be set back a minimum of three feet from side property lines 
  • Driveway work along a County Road may require a Ramsey County Driveway Permit in addition to a City Driveway/Zoning permit. Learn more about driveways along county roads here https://www.ramseycounty.us/business/licenses-permits-inspections/permits


See the Planning & Zoning section of the Fee Schedule

Apply online:

Zoning Permit Application