Department Responsibilities

City of Winona Inspections is responsible for:

  • Issuing building permits
  • Performing inspections of residential and commercial property
  • Reviewing building plans and rental inspections

Drop Box

There is a drop box located in the alley between City hall and Bremer Bank. Permits, payments, and documents that will fit can be dropped off. Our office is open to the public as well. The drop box is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.


1.What do I need a building permit for?
2.What kind of work does not need a building permit?
3.What do I need to know about putting up a fence?
4.Where are my property lines?
5.Who do I contact about sidewalks?
6.Who do I contact about electrical permits?
7.Who do I contact about fire sprinklers?