Planning and Protective Inspections

Permits should be applied for and paid for online using a credit card. If you need assistance, please call city hall at 952.960.7900.

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The payment link will follow the permit application process. If it is not a fixed price permit, you will be sent the payment amount and payment link once the plan review is complete. Plan reviews are currently taking two to three weeks.


  • Inspections continue to be required.
  • Call city hall at 952.960.7900 to schedule an inspection. Inspections take place Monday through Thursday.

Contact the city by email or phone, 952.960.7900 if you have questions or issues.

Planning department

The Planning Department reviews land use plans for consistency with city plans, land use regulations and state regulations that apply to development. They conduct long-range planning for the future growth of the city and administer land use control ordinances and zoning enforcement.

Marie Darling, Planning Director
Wade Woodward, Building Official
Jason Carlson, Planning Technician952.960.7900

Contact city hall to make all inspection appointments at least 24 hours in advance. Inspection appointments are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Building Inspections

The Inspection Services Division is responsible for the application and enforcement of the building code and related ordinances regulating the construction, alterations, and the use of buildings within the city.  Read more

Zoning Code

The purpose of the Zoning Ordinance is to ensure good land management and orderly development of the city. It regulates the types of uses which can occur in each zoning district as well as the specific development standards for each zoning district, which control such details as height, size and use of buildings and lot sizes. The district boundaries are depicted on a zoning map. The City's Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances are periodically reviewed and revised, in order to implement the City's Comprehensive Plan or in response to requests for changes in zoning. Such revisions and requests are reviewed by the Planning Commission and acted on by the City Council after a public hearing.

Information regarding zoning regulations may be obtained by calling the Planning Department at 952.960.7900 or by visiting the City of Shorewood's online City Code.