Forms & Permits

Building Permits

General contractors, or homeowners doing their own work, must obtain permits before beginning work.

  • Permits may be obtained at City Hall, 20225 Cottagewood Road in Deephaven. Payment by cash or check only.
  • All inspections are done by the City of Minnetonka and that phone number will be provided with the permit.
  • Planning Director Pat Smith handles all survey/plan reviews, variance requests, vegetation removal permits, and other aspects relating to zoning ordinances.
  • Diane Schwalbe handles all building and demolition permits.
  • Sara Skalle handles all septic permits. If you are adding bedroom, bath, or any new water source in your home, you must have a compliance inspection of your septic system before applying for a building permit.

Permits for new homes or additions, require these steps:

  1. Contractor delivers two hard copy of the building plan to Deephaven City Hall.
  2. Once Deephaven Planning staff approves the plan, Metro West Inspection Services picks up the plans for their review.
  3. Once Metro West approves the plans, Deephaven staff calls the contractor with the permit fee amount.
  4. Contractor comes to Deephaven City Hall to pay for the permit and obtain the required inspection card.
  5. To schedule inspections, please call Metro West at (763) 479-1720.

Please allow at least 2 weeks for building and septic permits to be processed.

Permits for Electrical, Heating, or Plumbing projects are issued at Deephaven City Hall. Forms (provided below) may be completed ahead of time or at the counter. Payment is by cash or check only.


Zoning Permits

Applications for zoning-related permits (and fees) are due by the third Tuesday of the month. It will be reviewed at the next month's City Council meeting. Please print, complete and deliver the completed application form to Pat Smith or mail to Deephaven City Hall, 20225 Cottagewood Road, Deephaven, MN 55331. Call 952-358-9938 with questions.

Variance Application

Conditional Use Permit Application

ROW Permit Application

ROW Encroachment Permit Application


Permit Application Forms

Septic Permit Application Allow a 2-week turnaround. Must be completed BEFORE a building permit can be issued.

Woodland Building Permit Application (Feb24) Allow a 2-week turnaround.

Construction Management Agreement Required with new house construction and additions.

Woodland Mechanical Permit Application (Feb24)

Woodland Plumbing Permit Application (Feb24)

Woodland Electric Permit Form (Mar21)

Vegetation Alteration Permit Form

Building Inspections

All work is subject to inspection. The City of Minnetonka does all of our inspections. The number and type of inspections vary depending on the work being done. It is the owner or contractors’ responsibility to call (952) 939-8394 for an inspection when the work is ready. When you call, have ready: the site address, permit number and type of inspection needed. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule an inspection and you will be scheduled with the next available opening.

Permit Costs

Permits are based on the value of the project. If an estimate is required, call Diane Schwalbe at (952) 474-4755.

Licenses & Registrations

The City of Woodland requires the following service contractors to be licensed. Licenses are annual, expiring on December 31 each year.

Gas Fitters License Application

Plumbing License Application

2023 Tree Service License Application

Dog Licenses

Dog licenses are not required in Woodland.  However, to keep more than two dogs at one residence a permit and Council approval are required. Applications are available at City Hall. (City Ordinance 405)

Parking Permits

There is no parking allowed on Woodland streets. Contractors and service vehicles (such as landscaping crews) must park on resident driveways, not on the street. Illegally parked cars may be subject to citation by the Deephaven Police Department.

Street parking is only allowed by permit in established parking zones, as shown in the Parking Zone Map 2024.

Complete a Temporary Parking Permit Application, online form at the top of this page, if on-street parking is necessary for an event or construction project. Please note that the public lot behind (west of) 18300 Minnetonka Blvd. is available for event parking and shuttling guests.

Vehicle Weight Limits

9 tons/axle is the maximum load allowed on all Woodland Roads.

March 1 - April 30: 4 tons/axle is the maximum load allowed.

Load Limit Waiver Permit allows an additional 2 tons/axle for $500 per vehicle per trip if granted: