Building Inspections

Resident Summary – Building Inspections Guide

The City of Carver’s Building Inspections Department performs a review on plans that have been submitted, issues the permit, and conducts various inspections as needed throughout the construction process.  The Inspections Department, along with the building code, also regulates the City’s zoning ordinance for compliance.

Building permits should be submitted to City Hall at 316 Broadway or by mail to PO Box 147, Carver, MN 55315.  Along with the permit application, two sets of plans indicating the work that will be completed with the proposed project must be submitted for staff review.  Please contact our office if you are unsure if your project requires a permit.

Scheduling Inspections:

  • Building:  Contact City Hall at 952-448-5353 to schedule an inspection*.
    • *NOTE:  The City requires a minimum of 24 hour notice for all inspections.
  • Electrical:  Contact Brian Luce at 952-233-8988 (M-F 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM).

Jessica Archer is the Building Official and can be reached at 952-448-8738 or at  Inspections should be scheduled by calling City Hall at 952-448-5353.

Construction Handouts

Building Permit Application – Allow 5-10 Business Days for Processing
Deck Information Handout
Egress Windows

House Plans

State Building Code requires house plans to be kept by the City for one year after the final inspection of a new construction home. The City has several years of house plans that are available for pick up by residents and homeowners. If you have lived in your home for more than one year, your plans may be available for you to pick up and keep. To see if the City has a copy of your house plans, complete this inquiry form by December 1. We will reach out to you within 10 business days to let you know if your plans are available. At the time of pick up, you will need verification of your name and address matching the house plans that you are picking up.