Community Planning & Economic Development

Minneapolis Development Review
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Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Before You Start
About Driveways

Installing a Driveway

At-a-glance

Is a ...Required?
PermitNo
ContractorNo
Zoning and Site Plan ReviewYes**
InspectionNo
Construction Plan ReviewNo
Public WorksYes**
Park Board (Forestry)Yes**

Homeowners can perform work on their own properties without hiring a contractor.

**One and two family residential properties: Zoning and site plan review is not required for new and replacement driveways that meet the size (width), location and materials standards of Chapter 541 of the Minneapolis Zoning Code.

**If any part of the drive approach or public sidewalk is affected, or if a new or expanded curb cut is required, a Zoning, Public Works and Park Board site plan review is required.

Before You Start

Look at these pages:

Requirements for Additions and Alterations (pdf)

Minimum Standards for Dwellings (pdf)

Building a Garage

Finding a licensed contractor

Hiring a Residential Contractor – what do I need to know? (pdf)

Site Plan

Zoning Approval

Property Line Information

Property Line Location (pdf)

About Driveways

Specifications for Monolithic Concrete Sidewalk, Concrete Driveways, Concrete Curb And Gutter, Concrete Alleys (pdf)

Last updated Aug. 29, 2013