Public Works Permits

The Public Works Department issues permits pertaining to work affecting the city’s infrastructure, including streets, sewer, water, and wastewater.

Right of Way


A Right of Way Permit (PDF) is required to work within city property, right-of-way or easements. Permit is issued by the Engineering Division, 507-645-3020. After printing and completing the application, submit to the Engineering Division by mail or in person at City Hall.

Driveway / Sidewalk Construction


A Driveway Permit (PDF) is required to construct a driveway or sidewalk within the public right-of-way. After printing and completing the application, submit to the City of Northfield by mail or in person.

Barricade & Safety Cone Reservation


A Barricade and Safety Cone Reservation Form (PDF) is required to reserve barricades or safety cones.

Dumpster Permit


A Dumpster Permit (PDF) is required to place dumpster on city streets.

Block Party Permit


A Block Party Permit (PDF) is required to block off a city street for an event.

Construction Grading, Sediment and Erosion Control Permit 

​A Construction Grading, Sediment and Erosion Control Permit Application (PDF) is required to ensure protection, repair, or replacement of any installed erosion and sediment control measures disturbed by activity, and monitor the current SWPPP during construction activity in the area applied for.