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
2018 Special Event Permit Application
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.
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 in Excelsior. You can search https://gis.co.carver.mn.us/publicparcel/ or https://gis.hennepin.us/property/map/default.aspx to find the correct city)
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.
The City of Excelsior issues a combination permit for all residential construction projects. General contractors or homeowners doing their own work will pay for and be issued all applicable permits for work included in their project at the time the building permit is issued with the exception of electrical (Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Sewer and Water, etc.). Separate permits will only be issued when there is no related building permit for the work necessary.
The following Building Permit Application should be completed and submitted for all projects including new construction, basement finishes, additions and alterations, accessory structures, structural changes, siding and roofing, etc.
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, Emily Becker at
For inspections, or questions specifically related to the MN Building Code, please contact Metro West at 763-479-1720.
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
- Mobile Food Vendor
- Photo Shoot
- Refueling Permit at Leased Docks
- Refuse Hauler
* For a current list of licensed Refuse Haulers, click here
- Solicitor, Hawker, Peddler, Canvasser
- Tree Trimmer License
* For a current list of licensed Tree Trimmers, click here
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.
Excelsior's Fee Schedule 2018