Site Plan Review

Overview

Site Plan Review is required for any new construction projects, additions, parking lots, and major grading, except for most one and two-family dwellings.

A site plan is a drawing of the property showing the key elements such as buildings, parking lots, sidewalks, driveways, landscaping, grading, storm water drainage utilities, fences, and lighting. Most site plans are reviewed at a staff level and do not require a public hearing.

Site Plan Review is now Electronic!

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Our Electronic Plan Review process uses ProjectDox software, accessible through the Internet.

Customers who have a plan review going through the new online process will be able to see where their plans are in the review process, ask questions, receive change orders, submit updates, and more. ProjectDox accepts more than 200 file types, from AutoCAD to PDFs, Word and more. 

All Site Plans submitted after March 18th, 2020 will be reviewed electronically 

Submitting your application 

Site Plan Review applications and application fees may be submitted to the City of Saint Paul Department of Safety and Inspections at 375 Jackson Street, Suite 220, St. Paul MN 55101, by email at SitePlanReview@ci.stpaul.mn.us or by fax at 651-266-9124. 

Process

Approximately two weeks after successfully uploading all required documents to ProjectDox, the applicant meets with Site Plan Review Committee which is made up of staff from various departments, including sewers, water, traffic, zoning, and fire.

After the Site Plan Committee meeting, City staff will communicate any revisions through ProjectDox. If revisions are required, the applicant may upload a revised plan or plan sheets.

The review of the revised site plan normally takes one week or less. A performance bond, letter of credit, or cash escrow may be required to assure compliance with the approved plan.

Site Plan Review Documents

Please click the following links to download the Site Plan Review application and supporting documents:

All required documents and a completed submission requirements document must be sent to SitePlanReview@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Individual Pages

Reference the following documents for Site Plan Details:

 If you have any questions, please contact Tia Anderson at 651-266-9086 or SitePlanReview@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Site Plan Review Agendas

Older Site Plan Review Agendas