Plans for all new construction permits are reviewed by the City before a building permit is issued. The City's Planning Division check's a plan's setbacks, lot coverage and height and ensures the plans abide by the City's zoning code. The Engineering Department checks storm water and drainage, and erosion control. Before, during and after construction, the Building Division makes sure the plans and construction comply with City code and State building laws.
- File a complaint regarding a residential demolition or new construction site online
- Department of Labor and Industry - Home Warranty Dispute Resolution Process
- The Office of Minnesota Attorney General - Home Building and Remodeling
- Please call the non-emergency Police line at 952-826-1600 if you are disturbed by work taking place outside of allowed construction hours
To help divert waste from landfills, Hennepin County has grants available to homeowners and developers to deconstruct buildings to salvage building materials rather than demolish them.
Big opportunities to reuse and recycle building materials
Many building materials have the potential to be salvaged and reused or recycled. In fact, about 85 percent of the materials in a typical demolition or remodeling project could be salvaged and kept out of landfills. But currently, only about 30 percent of building materials are reused or recycled. Deconstruction involves carefully dismantling buildings to salvage materials for reuse. Commonly salvaged building materials include old growth lumber, doors, flooring, cabinets and fixtures. Deconstruction provides numerous environmental and social benefits compared to standard demolition. Deconstruction prevents usable materials from going to the landfill, makes building materials available to the community, provides jobs, and supports local reuse retailers.
Grants help offset added time and labor costs
In a deconstruction project, a building is taken apart, mostly by hand, and materials are sorted into categories for efficient recycling and reuse. Compared to standard demolition techniques that use mechanical equipment to knock down structures, the additional labor costs and time with deconstruction can be a deterrent. Homeowners and developers of residential properties can receive up to $5,000 to help offset the additional time and labor costs associated with deconstruction. Grants are available for demolition or renovation projects that are 250 square feet or larger on structures built prior to 1950.
Learn more about the grants including eligibility and requirements at Hennepin.us/deconstruction
Construction Management Plan (CMP)
A Construction Management Plan (CMP) (PDF) for residential tear down projects has been implemented in response to concerns that neighbors of construction projects encounter. The CMP is intended to hold permit holders accountable for their construction sites and minimize impacts on adjacent properties. An Ordinance has been adopted by the City Council to give staff the ability to monitor and enforce the CMP.
- Permit holder hosts a neighborhood meeting for residents within 300 feet of their construction site prior to demolition.
- Signage on site is displayed for all demolition and new residential building permits providing residents with contact information for the permit holder and the City of Edina’s Construction Complaint Hotline.
- Construction hours for demolition and new residential building permits are:
- Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sundays and Holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas) - Construction is Prohibited. (Please note: These hours only apply to single and two-family residential demolition and new construction permits. All other construction-related projects are subject to the hours as indicated in the ordinance.)
- Permit holders are to comply with the CMP throughout the duration of their project.
- Request signage restricting parking to just one side of the street. This will limit all parking, not just construction vehicles.