Plumbing permit applications should be mailed or delivered to:
City of Apple Valley Inspections Division
7100 147 St. W.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Plumbing permits cannot be issued until the plumbing plans are approved by the Plumbing and Engineering Unit of the Department of Labor and Industry. Plumbing plans must be drawn by a registered mechanical engineer or a master plumber. Plumbing plans must be sent to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for plan review at:
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Plumbing and Engineering Unit
443 Lafayette Rd. N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
A plumbing plan review application must accompany the plans. The plan review application may be obtained from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Plumbing and Engineering Unit.
Plan Review Completion
The Plumbing and Engineering Unit may take up to six weeks to complete their plan review. They offer an accelerated plan review for an additional fee. Questions about plumbing plans or plan review will be answered by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Plumbing and Engineering Unit at (651) 284-5063.
For commercial projects, another set of plans must be sent to the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) to determine the sewer availability charge for the building. Their determination is usually made within five business days and forwarded to the city. The building permit for the project will not be issued until the city receives their determination. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the MCES Municipal Services Department at (651) 602-1421 or by fax at (651) 602-1030.
Restaurants in Minnesota must be licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health. For licensing information call (651) 201-4500. The Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture must also approve plans for grocery stores, delicatessens, butcher stores, bakeries, and convenience stores, obtain more information at (651) 201-6000 or (800) 967-2474.
Please note: The City of Apple Valley requires grease traps for most restaurants and businesses that generate a high volume of grease.