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The average turn around time is 10 working days.
Yes. For information or to apply for a permit, contact the City Planner, Julia Mullin at (952) 653-3674.
A building permit is required for a retaining wall if the wall is over four feet tall. Retaining walls less than four feet tall require a site plan review to ensure zoning compliance.
A site plan review is required prior to the installation of a patio or sidewalk. The site plan review is at little cost to the homeowner and ensures the patio or sidewalk complies with all zoning requirements, including but not limited to hard surface coverage limitations, required setbacks, etc.
Building permits can be sent to email@example.com.
FOG is such a serious concern that many cities, including Excelsior, have regulations to control the release of FOG into the sewer system. Excelsior requires that all food and drink service establishments install grease removal devices, such as grease interceptors or grease traps, and undergo regular inspections.
A grease interceptor is a large tank located below ground outside of a food service establishment building. It is connected to the wastewater piping and has at least two compartments to trap floating grease and food waste particles.
A grease trap is a small reservoir built into the wastewater piping a short distance from the grease-producing area. Grease traps are appropriate for small, low-volume establishments with limited kitchen equipment and dish washing.
Interceptors and traps require regular cleaning and maintenance, and FOG must be disposed of properly. The City will supply FOG maintenance logs and do routine inspections to check on compliance and answer questions.
The City of Excelsior provided Step-by-Step Guidelines (PDF) for getting in compliance and significantly reducing or eliminated FOG from entering your plumbing.
Establishments that fail to comply with Excelsior's grease waste management policies and discharge FOG into the City sewer may be required to install additional grease-removal equipment, be fined, or even have their utility services terminated.
No, a site alteration permit is only required for changes to the exterior of the building.
If it's an addition or new construction in the historic district, then yes, otherwise, no. However, you will still need to pay any fee that is required for a building permit or is related to other zoning requirements.
No. Any designation is required by state law to be accompanied by a specific set of design review standards that clearly indicate what types of changes are acceptable.
The City of Excelsior does not have a Park and Recreation Department. All recreational opportunities are handled by the Minnetonka Community Education Department. Information on the programs that are offered is available on their website.
A setback is generally measured from the structure to the property line. However, since property lines are typically not visible, it is best to contact the City Planner, Julia Mullin at (952) 653-3674 for more information.
A site plan review and sidewalk permit are required prior to the installation of a patio or sidewalk to ensure the addition complies with all zoning requirements, including but not limited to hard surface coverage limitations, required setbacks, etc.
A snow emergency is defined as every occurrence of snowfall where snow has accumulated to a depth of two inches or more. Each snow emergency shall commence at 1:00 am following the accumulation of snow to a depth of two inches and shall remain in effect on each city street until 7:00 am. During a snow emergency, no vehicle shall be parked on city streets, except in conformity with the following:
If you have any questions regarding these regulations, please contact Public Works at (952) 653-3676 or email Public Works Superintendent Tim Amundsen.
If your vehicle has been towed, contact Williams Towing at (952) 474-8000. Williams Towing is located at 4250 Creek View Circle #101, Minnetrista, MN 55375.
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To set up garbage and recycling service, contact Republic Services:
If you are experiencing service issues or would like to adjust your level of service, please contact Republic Services directly by calling 952-941-5174.
Each household receives a Republic Services owned garbage and recycling cart. Both carts have lids and wheels. Residents may choose (with rates accordingly):
Refuse is collected once a week; recycling is collected every-other-week. Pick-up will occur on Mondays, unless otherwise noted because of a holiday. Residents must have their refuse and recycling at the curb by 7 A.M. on their collection day.
Excelsior uses single-sort recycling. Recycling is collected every-other-week.
Republic Services offers yard waste hauling services on an annual subscription service. The yard waste season typically runs from mid-April through November, weather permitting.
Republic Services offers organic recycling on a monthly subscription service. Organics are picked up weekly.
Pay online here (including setting up automatic payments).
Payment is accepted online using the above link, by check through the mail, or check/cash at City Hall via the box outside the entrance. Email Debra Johnson with questions, or call (952) 653-3673.
Email Debra Johnson or call (952)653-3673. Please provide the following information available to ensure the account is updated correctly:
Email your closing date, name, and address to Debra Johnson and staff will work with the seller to transfer services over. Email is preferred, but you can also call (952) 653-3673.