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Minneapolis, MN  55415-1390

Water Permits

To ensure residents have safe water and according to City Ordinance 509 Article 1, the City of Minneapolis offers permits to licensed plumbers who need to tap or disconnect from the City’s water main or meters. 

To apply for a permit, licensed plumbers will complete the online application. Plumbers will be notified when the permit is ready and will visit the address below to pay for and receive the permit. 

Contact us

Public Works Water
WTDSpermits@minneapolismn.gov
Phone: (612) 673-2865
Public Service Center
250 S 4th St., Room 206
Minneapolis MN

Not sure which permit is needed?  Read below for more information:  

Water Tap Permit

The City of Minneapolis issues Water Tap Permits to licensed plumbers who need to tap and connect to the City water main.  The City of Minneapolis inspects and records the work done by the plumber to ensure safety of residents.

Water Meter Permit

The City of Minneapolis issues Meter Set Permits for licensed plumbers to install a water meter.  The City of Minneapolis also sells various size couplings for meter installations.  Meter information is provided to the Minneapolis Meter Services Department and the Minneapolis Water Billing department to create or update a water account.

Water Cut Off Permit

The City of Minneapolis issues water cut off permits to licensed plumbers to discontinue water taps from city watermains.  The City of Minneapolis inspects and records the work done by the plumber to ensure safety of residents.

Hydrant Commercial Permit

The Water Works Permit Office issues hydrant permits for the use of water for contractors and plumbers when there is no availability of water.   Hydrants are metered and billed at the City of Minneapolis Utility Billing Rate (per cubic feet of water).  Note:  A Deposit is required for the meter and RPZ that is attached to the hydrant. 

Hydrant Garden Permit

The Water Works Permit Office issues garden permits to neighborhood organizations for use of a specific fire hydrant.  Neighborhood organizations must have legal documentation from the owner giving permission to use the land. These permits are issued seasonally. Hydrants are metered and billed at the City of Minneapolis Utility Billing Rate (per cubic feet of water).  Note:  A Deposit is required for the meter that is attached to the hydrant. 

 

Questions?  Contact us at:

Public Works Water

WTDSpermits@minneapolismn.gov

Phone: (612) 673-2865

Public Service Center

250 S 4th St., Room 204

Minneapolis 

Last updated May 10, 2017

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