Can I dig on my own property?
Any time that digging is done on any property within the state, Minnesota Law requires that Gopher State One Call be contacted 48 hours before you plan to dig to identify if there are any utilities buried on the property.
• This service is free to the property owner.
• It is the responsibility of the property owner to conduct excavation in a careful and prudent
manner. Never assume the depth of a utility or that the depth of the utilities is consistent.
• Watch for private utilities such as sprinklers, power lines to garage or out buildings, propane gas
lines, gas grill lines or invisible fencing as these will not be located by Gopher State One Call.
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1. When is a building, plumbing, mechanical or electrical permit required?
2. Can a homeowner do work on their own home?
3. How does one get an electrical permit?
4. How do I obtain a Building Permit?
5. When is a building permit not required?
6. What methods of payment are accepted for permits?
7. What are the required inspections for a Building Permit?
8. Who must have a Residential Contractor’s License?
9. Can I build a shed or detached garage on my property?
10. Where do I find information about my property?
11. How do I locate my property line?
12. Why is my yard marked up with different colors of paint or flags?
13. What is a right of way?
14. What is an easement?
15. Can I build a fence on my property?
16. Can I dig on my own property?
17. What is considered a blighted property?
18. Who is responsible for removal of snow and ice from a public sidewalk?
19. What are some of the most common code violations?