The engineering division performs a variety of professional, technical, and inspection services, including the issuance of permits.

The engineering service desk can be reached at 651-266-6270 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (Monday – Friday).

Emergency Plumbing Work

Work requiring a plumbing permit and inspection that is performed on an emergency basis is exempt from obtaining a plumbing permit prior to the commencement of work.
However, a plumbing permit must be obtained within 24 hours (weekends and holidays excluded), from the time of inspection or a double fee will be applied.

Typical Settings for Plumbing Work

Settings for Small Meters (PDF - 220KB)
Seasonal Lawn Sprinkler Service (PDF - 140KB)
Settings for 4 and 6-inch Meters (PDF - 196KB)

Standards for the Installation of Water Mains


Water Code

The water code is Title XI WATER UTILITY of the Saint Paul Code of Ordinances.

Last Edited: May 18, 2021