Permits & Fees

Building Permits

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

Building Permit Application (PDF)

Demolition permit process (PDF)

Building Wrecking Form (PDF)

Siding, Windows Permits (Use Roofing  Permit Application)

Roofing Permit Application (PDF) or

Solar Permits – Please Refer to the Attached (Solar Permit Checklist)
(Use Roofing Permit Application Listed Above)

Demolition Permits Please Use a Building Application

2020 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 Job Cost

Plumbing Permits

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

2020 Plumbing Fees

Mechanical Permits

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

2020 Mechanical Fees

Fire Sprinkler Permits

Sprinkler 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

Moving Application (PDF)

Fee: $77.75 plus $1.00 Surcharge

Planning/Zoning Applications


Board of Adjustment

BOA Application (PDF)

Variance Finding Questions Worksheet

Application Filing Fees: $215.00

UDC Council Appeal Form

City Council Appeal Form 2020

Application Filing Fee: $215

Conditional Use Permit 

CUP Application 2020

Application Filing Fees: $215.00

Miscellaneous Fees

2020 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
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, 2020, as adopted by the Winona City Council:

C.C. Section 51 (69)

  • $83.00/each building
  • PLUS $83.00/per rental unit in building, or
  • $30.00/per sleeping room in building


Single Family Dwelling

  • $83.00/building
  • $83.00/rental unit
  • $166.00 Total


  • $83.00/building
  • $166.00/two rental unit
  • $249.00 Total

Owner-Occupied Duplex

  • $83.00/building
  • $83.00/1 rental unit
  •  $166.00 Total

Sleeping Rooms

  • $83.00/building
  • $30.00/1 sleeping room
  • $113.00 Total