Public Works

350 South 5th Street
RM 203 City Hall
Minneapolis, MN  55415-1390

Water Permits

Water Tap Permits/Water Connection Permit/Water Permit

The Water Works Permit Office writes tap permits for licensed plumbers by request. This tap permit gives permission to the plumbers to tap the City water main.

This tap is recorded and registered with the tap permit office, maintenance yard and the utility inspector’s office.

This record contains the legal, which includes the lot, block, addition name, tap number and address along with plumbers name and signature.

Inspectors from the office of connections inspect and record the work done by the plumber.

This information is recorded and filed in duplicate with the Water Permit Office and Water Warehouse.

Applications for tap permits of any size are not available on line.

For more detailed information contact the permit office at (612) 673-2865 or go to the Public Service Center located at 250 S 4th St., Room 224, Minneapolis.

Water Meter Permit

The Water Works Permit Office writes a meter application for record purposes, this information is given to the Minneapolis Meter Services Department.

This information is also given to the Minneapolis Water Billing department, this allows the Billing department the information needed to create or update a water account for billing purposes.

This meter application registers the application number, meter size, plumber, and address of customer.

We also sell various size couplings for meter installations to City of Minneapolis customers.

For more detailed information contact the permit office at (612) 673-2865 or go to the Public Service Center located at 250 S 4th St., Room 224, Minneapolis.

Water Cut Off Permit

The Water Works Permit Office issues water cut off permits to licensed plumbers to cut and eliminate water taps from city water mains; this may be for a demolition or new service line. This information is recorded and filed.

For more detailed information contact the permit office at (612) 673-2865 or go to the Public Service Center located at 250 S 4th St., Room 224, Minneapolis.

Hydrant Commercial Permit

The Water Works Permit Office issues hydrant permits for the use of water for contractors and plumbers when there is no availability of water.

The contractors must leave a deposit for hydrant adapter and wrench which is refunded when the adapter and wrench is returned. Both items must be returned in order to receive deposit.

A hydrant list is maintained.

For more detailed information contact the permit office at (612) 673-2865 or go to the Public Service Center located at 250 S 4th St., Room 224, Minneapolis.

After permit is issued equipment must be picked up at 935 5 th Ave. SE, Minneapolis. For questions call (612) 673-2865.

Hydrants are now metered and billed at the City of Minneapolis Utility Billing Rate, per cubic feet of water.

A Deposit is still required for the meter and rpz that is attached to the hydrant.  

Compliance Certificates/Demolition Permits

The properties to be demolished for non-code compliance are enforced by the City of Minneapolis department of Inspection. Building Construction Permit Information.

The Water Permit office is required to see that the water service line has been cut off, water meter returned and the bill is paid.

Demolition permits are signed off by the Water Permit office if the contractor has met all criteria.

Hydrant Garden Permit

The Water Works Permit Office issues garden permits to neighborhood organizations when requested and they have legal documentation from owner given permission to use land.

This permit allows garden groups to use a specific fire hydrant for their project.

These permits are issued seasonally. For questions call (612) 673-2865.

Last updated Jul 23, 2013