Do I have to apply for my building permit online?

City staff is pleased to inform you that we have now transitioned to a paperless permit and plan review system to improve permit services. As of Monday, January 23rd, 2023, the City of Isanti will no longer accept paper permit applications. In an effort to accommodate everyone involved, permits can be applied for online via the city website at Building I Isanti MN ( For those of you that would rather stop by City Hall to obtain a permit, we now have a permit kiosk that can be used to apply for permits. Paper plans will no longer be accepted and can now be downloaded through the City portal. 
Payment services will remain the same - an applicant can use a credit card, check, or cash ( credit card payments are still subject to a 3% plus $0.50 service fee). In addition, we have introduced an ACH payment system allowing you to pay with an electronic check for only a small fee of $1.00 per transaction.  

All approved plans and applicable documents will be attached to the electronic permit and available for you to download and print once the permit is approved. A copy of the approved plans and inspection card will need to be printed out by the applicant and kept on the jobsite. 

We hope that you are as excited as we are about this new process and hope that these improvements will make obtaining permits easier for you and your business team. As always, feel free to reach out to City Staff at 763-444-5512 if you encounter any problems as you navigate through the new site. We would also appreciate any input or suggestions to make improvements from you as you become more familiar with the online permit process. 

Thank you for your time and patience in advance as we implement this process. Again, feel free to contact City Hall directly to discuss any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have regarding the above noted changes.