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Before You Start
About Concrete

Installing a Sidewalk, Stoop and Stairs

At-a-glance

Is a ... Required?
Permit No (private sidewalk)
Permit Yes* (stoop/stairs)
Contractor No
Zoning and Site Plan Review Yes** (stoop/stairs)
Inspection Yes (stoop/stairs)
Construction Plan Review Yes (stoop/stairs)

Homeowners and property owners can perform work on their own property without hiring a contractor.  However, if a contractor is hired to perform the work, he or she must be licensed.

*New, replacement or repair.

**While a zoning review and permit is not required for installing a new sidewalk on residential property, a zoning review of a site plan may be desirable.

The information on this page pertains to private property only. The Public Works Sidewalk Inspections office oversees the construction and repair of public sidewalks.  Please call 612-673-2420 for additional information.

Before You Start

Look at these pages:

Site Plan

Finding a licensed contractor

Hiring a Residential Contractor – what do I need to know? (pdf)

Zoning Approval

Property Line Information

Property Line Location (pdf)

About Concrete

Specifications for Monolithic Concrete Sidewalk, Concrete Driveways, Concrete Curb And Gutter, Concrete Alleys (pdf)

Last updated Oct 30, 2018

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