Residential/Townhome Const.

Residential Contractor Requirements

Residential Contractors wanting to build in the City of Owatonna can find all information needed to submit for a building permit.  All information must be completed and submitted with the Building Permit Application to the Building Inspection Department.  All of the following forms must be completed and included with the 2 sets of construction plans submitted to the Building Inspection Department for review.  Storm Water Manager will review all grading plans to ensure that the site drainage conforms to the subdivision drainage plan and that appropriate erosion and sediment controls are in place to prevent pollutants from leaving the construction site. 

  1. Single Family Residential/ Townhome Grading/ ESC Permit Application-application must be completely filled out and signed at plan submission
  2. Single Family Residential/ Townhome Grading/ ESC Sample plan-a example of the information that must be included on the grading plan.
  3. MPCA Permit Modification Form-the application that must be printed, completed, and submitted to the MPCA

**If the all of above information is not completed and submitted with construction drawings, the plan will NOT be allowed to be reviewed.** 


Residential Contractor Resources and Responsibilities

The following information is available for further details about the requirements of the Grading/ESC Permit Process

  1. Single Family Residential/ Townhome Grading/ ESC Standards-detailed requirements outlining the responsibilities and procedures that contractors must follow to conform to the City of Owatonna Stormwater Management Ordinance.
  2. Single Family Residential/ Townhome Grading/ ESC Checklist-comprehensive list of information that the contractor must include on the grading plan.
  3. How to use the Permit Modification Form-general information about the MPCA permit modification form process and responsibilites.
  4. Concrete Washout Requirements

Stormwater Permit Identification Numbers-The subdivision registration application requires that storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) for the subdivision being built in is reviewed, as well as the original permit number be included on the application.  Several of the subdivision SWPPP plans and permit identification numbers can be found here. 

New Homeowner Resources and Responsibilities

Homeowner Fact Sheet