e-Permitting - Cook County, Minnesota

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Cook County E Permitting Instructions

To apply for a permit click the corresponding link below to complete your application. If you have previously started an application but have not yet submitted it, you can pick up where you left off by clicking on " Applications" to find your incomplete application.

Highway Department Permits

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    • Entrance Permit
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      Use this form to submit an entrance application for access onto county roads. This application is not for access onto Forest Service, DNR or private roads.

      A property fire number is required. If you do not have a fire number, please submit a Physical Address Application through Land Services' ePermitting portal.

      The permit fee is $50.00 plus a $250.00 deposit. Deposit will be refunded if entrance is complete/approved within one year.

      Lead time for an entrance permit is one week.

    • Moving Permit
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      Use this form to submit a moving permit for county roads.

      NOTICE: The MN Department of Transportation removed the 13’ 6” overpass at Taconite Harbor in 2017. If your MN DOT permit still lists that as a re-route, please call MN DOT at 651-296-6000 to have your permit corrected.

      The base fee for a moving permit is $50.00, with additional fees for vehicles over 80,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW).

    • Special Road Use
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      Use this application for events on/crossing county roads.

      The permit fee is $100.00.

    • Utility Permit
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      Use this form to submit a utility permit application for work on county roads.

      The permit fee is $100.00.

Land Services Permits

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    • Administrative Variance SSTS
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      Use this form to submit a Septic Administrative Variance Application
      The Permit Fee is $150.00

    • Free Consultation Request
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    • Grade and Fill or Small Site Stormwater Permit
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      Use this form to submit a Grade and Fill or Small Site Stormwater Permit
      The Permit Fee is $75.00

    • Land Use Permit
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      Use this form to submit a land use application
      Land Use Permit Fees:
      0 to 600 sq. ft. $100.00
      601 to 1,000 sq. ft. $150.00
      1,001 to 3,000 sq. ft. $200.00
      3,001 to 5,000 sq. ft. $250.00
      5,001 to 7,500 sq. ft. $300.00
      7,501 or more sq. ft. $350.00

    • Physical Address Application
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      Use this form to submit a physical address (blue fire number) application
      The Permit Fee is $100.00 for a New Sign
      The Permit Fee is $25.00 for a Replacement Sign

    • Recreational Vehicle Permit
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      Use this form to submit a Recreational Vehicle permit application
      Temporary Travel Trailer Permit Fee is $150.00
      Temporary Travel Trailer Permit - Renewal Fee is $100.00

    • Report a Concern
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    • Septic Inspection Request
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      Use this form to submit a Septic Inspection Request
      Compliance Inspection-Onsite Sewage System Fee is $300.00
      Compliance Inspection-Vault Privy or Holding Tank Fee is $150.00

    • Sign Permit
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      Use this form to submit a Sign Permit
      The Permit Fee is $60.00

    • Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Permit
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      Use this form to submit a SSTS application
      The Septic Permit Fee is $150.00
      The Privy Permit/Compost Fee is $100.00

    • Well Water Test Request
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      Use this form to submit a well water test request
      The Permit Fee is $150.00

Radio Communication Towers

Applications for co-location requests and permits specific to Radio Communication Towers

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    • Tower Facilities Request
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      Complete this form to make an initial request to co-locate equipment on a Cook County Radio Communication Tower and/or in a Radio Communication equipment shelter.