Permits & Fees

Building Permits

Inspections are required on all permits. Please call 507-457-8231. A four hour notice is required.

Building Permit Application (PDF)

Building Wrecking Form (PDF)

Siding, Windows Permits (Use Roofing  Permit Application)

Roofing Permit Application (PDF) or

Solar Permits (Use  Roofing Permit Application)


Demolition Permits Please Use a Building Application

2018 Building Fees

Window/Siding Fees: $64.00 plus $1.00 Surcharge

Roofing Fees: Residential $64.00 plus $1.00 Surcharge
Commercial $128.00 plus $1.00 Surcharge



Solar Fee: $64.00 plus $1.00 Surcharge.

Demo Fees:

Accessory Structures: $65.75 plus surcharge
1 & 2 Family Structures: $131.75 plus surcharge
Commercial, Industrial or Multi-Family Buildings:  $231.75 plus surcharge

State Surcharge Based on Job Cost

Plumbing Permits

Plumbing Permit Application (PDF) or Fill-in-Form

2018 Plumbing Fees

Mechanical Permits

Mechanical Permit Application (PDF)  or Fill-in-Form


2018 Mechanical Fees

Fire Sprinkler Permits

Fire Application (PDF)
Please mail permits to the
Winona Fire Department
451 East Third
Winona, Mn 55987
(507) 457-8266

Fee: $64.00 or 2% of Job Cost Plus .0005 State Surcharge

Moving Permits

Application (PDF)

Fee: $77.75 plus $1.00 Surcharge

Board of Adjustment

Board of Adjustment Variance Application (PDF)

Variance Finding Questions Worksheet

Application Filing Fees: $215.00

UDC Council Appeal Form

City Council Appeal Form 2018

Application Filing Fee: $215

Conditional Use Permit 

Conditional Use Permit Application (PDF)

Application Filing Fees: $215.00

Sign Permits

Sign Application 2018
Sandwich Sign Application 2018

Miscellaneous Fees

2018 Miscellaneous Fees

Electrical Permits

The City of Winona, Inspections Division does not issue or inspect electrical permits. Please contact the State Electrical Inspector concerning permits and inspections for electrical work using the contact information at the right.

State Electrical Inspector
Brad Thimmesch
(507) 961-4634
Call between 7:00 – 8:30 A.M.,
Monday – Friday

Rental Housing Licenses

Winona Housing Code Chapter 33A requires all rental units within the City limits to be inspected every five years on a renewal program. This is a mandatory inspection to ensure the health and safety of the occupants. Inspection fee will be collected once every 5 years for the certification inspection.

Rental License Application (PDF)

Rental License Application (Fill-in-Form)

Rental License Transfer Application (PDF)

Inspection fee will be charged per the following fee schedule effective January 1, 2018, as adopted by the Winona City Council:

C.C. Section 51 (69)

  • $80.75/each building
  • PLUS $80.75/per rental unit in building, or
  • $27.00/per sleeping room in building


Single Family Dwelling

  • $80.75/building
  • $80.75/rental unit
  • $161.50 Total


  • $80.75/building
  • $161.50/two rental unit
  • $242.25 Total

Owner-Occupied Duplex

  • $80.75/building
  • $80.75/1 rental unit
  •  $161.50 Total

Sleeping Rooms

  • $80.75/building
  • $27.00/1 sleeping room
  • $107.75 Total