Permits & Licensing

Blasting PermitsConcreteDrainlayersRight-of-Way
The City of Winona has established standards intended to eliminate and reduce unnecessary and excessive airblast overpressures, ground vibrations, and flyrock which are physically harmful and otherwise detrimental to individuals and the community in the enjoyment of life, property, and conduct of business. The standards established apply to the detonation of explosives used to excavate or fragment rock for excavation or production within the City Limits. Below are the appropriate permits and requirements that need to be followed in order to secure a permit for blasting.

Concrete Licensing

The City of Winona requires any person constructing sidewalks, driveways, curbing and gutters within the city limits to be licensed with the exception of an owner doing work on their own property.

To make application for a Concrete License with the City of Winona you must submit evidence that you are properly trained and skilled in concrete construction along with the following:

Contractor Licensing:

All contractors who have been approved and hold a current Concrete License with the City of Winona are placed on the list of currently Licensed Concrete Contractors. Homeowners are provided copies of this listing in order that they secure qualified contractors.

Guidelines, City Ordinances & Procedures:

Resources:

Drainlayers Licensing – Water & Sewer

The City of Winona requires persons making connections to sewers or drains within the city to be Drainlayer Licensed.  In addition, any person excavating and/or having its equipment or facilities within the right-of-way must be City of Winona Right-of-Way Registered and obtain the proper permit for such work.

To make application for a Drainlayers License, you must furnish the City Engineer satisfactory evidence that you are trained and skilled in the business and provide the following:

Contractor Licensing:

All contractors who have been approved and hold a current Drainlayer’s License with the City of Winona are place on the list of current Licensed Drainlayers Contractors. Homeowners are provided copies of this listing in order that they secure qualified contractors.

Permit Fees, Guidelines, City Ordinances & Procedures:

Right of Way Licensing

The City of Winona requires persons who occupy, use, or seeks to occupy or use the right-of-way or place any equipment or facilities in or on the right-of-way, including persons with installation and maintenance responsibilities by lease, sublease or assignment, must register with the city.  Registration consist of paying a one time fee and providing the following information.

CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION:

All contractors who have registered and been approved by the City of Winona to work in the right-of-way have been placed on the list of currently Licensed ROW contractors. In order to remain on this listing, your bond and insurance must remain current at all times.

Subcontractors working within city right-of-way do not need to register; however, they must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance.

CITY PROJECTS:  When under contractor to perform work under a City of Winona or Port Authority contract, an excavation permit  is required and fees associated for this work will be waived.

CONSTRUCTION IN BOULEVARD:  No fence, raised planter box, trellis, statue, bollard, irrigation or lighting system, or any other structure shall be constructed or located on a boulevard by the property owner.

PERMIT FEES, GUIDELINES, CITY ORDINANCES & PROCEDURES: