Permits & Licenses
If you would like to hold a special event in the City of Excelsior, you may be required to fill out a special event permit application. Please click on the link below for a copy of the permit and contact City Hall with any questions (952) 474-5233. Special Event Permits
Parts of nine communities get their mail through the Excelsior Post Office and most requests for permits are actually for properties located in another municipality.
2015 Special Event Policy and Permit Application
Building Permit & License Information
Please verify that the property you're requesting a permit for is within the Excelsior city limits. (Helpful tip: any address with more than three digits isn't Excelsior and any address that is in Carver County is not in Excelsior.) If the City receives a permit and fee for a property that is not in Excelsior, we will notify you, but the information will not be mailed back to you.
Commercial Building Permit Application
Residential Building Permit Application
Fence/Retaining Wall Application
Mechanical Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application
Sign Permit Application
Temporary Sign Permit Application
If you would like additional information or if you have any questions, please contact City Planner, Pat Smith at
A Business License issued by the City of Excelsior is required for the following license types:
- Amusement Devices/Games of Skill
- Dance Hall
- Excursion Boat Docking
- Gasoline Service Station
- Juke Box
- Liquor Licenses
- Multiple Dwelling
- Pool Table
- Publication Box
- Refueling Permit at Leased Docks
- Refuse Hauler
* For a current list of licensed Refuse Haulers, click here
- Solicitor, Hawker, Peddler, Canvasser
For more information, please contact the City Clerk at (952) 653-3675.
For State or County licensing information, contact the Minnesota Small Business Assistance Office at (651) 556-8425.