Forms & Permits

Permits are issued during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., please allow adequate time for consideration of review and approval. Contact 507-444-4350 for any questions regarding Public Works permits and forms.

Permits

Obstruction Permit

  • Obstruction Permit
    • Link directs applicant to the City of Owatonna OpenGov Permit Application
  • An obstruction permit is required for all non-excavation activities within Right of Way, that prevents or impedes free movement in said Right of Way. Obstructions are, but not limited to, dumpsters, scaffolding, moving trailers/vans, etc…
  • If you have questions on whether your situation would require an obstruction permit, please call 507-444-4350 for a determination.

Permit to Open Street

  • Street Opening Permit
    • Link directs applicant to the City of Owatonna OpenGov Permit Application
  • 24 hours notice minimum must be given to the Engineering Department prior to start of work
  • Contractor has 72 hours (or sooner if directed by engineer) to repair the street
  • Contractor is fully responsible for street repair in kind
  • Notice: Street openings are not permitted from November 15th through March 15th

Permit for Construction of Sidewalk, Driveway, or Perform Curb-Cut

  • Sidewalk, Driveway, Curb Cut Permit
    • Link directs applicant to the City of Owatonna OpenGov Permit Application
  • Details and Specifications Required (PDF)
  • 48 hours notice minimum must be given to Engineering Department to schedule an inspection
  • Inspections can be scheduled by contacting 507-444-4350
  • Contractor shall furnish the City with a Certificate of Public Liability Insurance before construction commences in an amount of at least $1,000,000 combined single limit or equivalent naming the City as “additional insured”
  • Notice: No curb cuts, driveway, or sidewalk permits will be issued from November 15th through March 1st without prior permission from the Engineering Department

Permit to Work in Right of Way

  • Right-of-Way (Utility Permit)
    • Link directs applicant to the City of Owatonna OpenGov Permit Application
  • Permittee must strictly follow the City of Owatonna Special Provisions and any additional special provisions as indicated on the permit
  • Any entity applying for a Right of Way Permit must be registered as an Annual Right of Way User. 
  • Contractor shall furnish the City with a Certificate of Public Liability Insurance before construction commences in an amount of at least $1,000,000 combined single limit or equivalent naming the City as “additional insured”

Grading /  Erosion & Sediment Control (SWPPP) Permit

Forms

General Maintenance Request Form

Wood Sales Form

  •  Online Wood Order Form
  • The City of Owatonna is no longer taking orders for wood chips
  • All fees must be paid in advance, prior to delivery
  • Limited to 3 loads of wood per year
  • Site must be accessible by a tandem dump truck
  • Please call 507-444-4350 with questions or to inquire on how to submit the order

Replacement Boulevard Tree Form

  • Replacement Boulevard Tree Form
  • All boulevard trees planted in the City of Owatonna are to be planted by city staff
  • This form may be used to submit selection for a replacement or new boulevard tree
  • Forms must be approved and payment received prior to ordering trees
  • Please contact our office with any questions

New Construction Boulevard Tree Form

  • New Construction Boulevard Tree Form
  • This form is to be completed by property owners who have received correspondence from The City of Owatonna regarding a new construction home boulevard tree 
  • This form is not intended to be used as a request for a boulevard tree or boulevard tree maintenance
  • Please contact our office with any questions

Sump Pump (Stormwater) Compliance Form

  • Stormwater Compliance Inspection Form (PDF)
  • Used to ensure sump pump connection is compliant
  • Non-Mandatory inspections can be scheduled with the WWTF Superintendent at 507-444-2452
  • Mandatory inspections may be required at the discretion of the WWTF Superintendent

Deaf, Blind or Autistic Child Sign Request Form