Engineering Permits




As of 03/24/20

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we have changed our procedures for Permit Issuance and Inspection Process. CLICK HERE FOR A DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENT HIGHLIGHTING THE CHANGES


  • By Email          
  • By Fax                        218-749-3580
  • Drop Box                   Located Outside City Hall
  • By Mail                      City Hall, ATTN Engineering Dept 327 1st Street South, Virginia MN 55792

After we have reviewed the Permit application and paperwork, the applicant will be contacted via email or phone with the Permit Fee amount and/or to request additional information.

Permit Fees may be paid by:

  • Credit Card       Call 218-748-7500 to use this option
  • By Mail                 City Hall, ATTN  Engineering 3 27 1st Street South, Virginia MN 55792
  • Drop Box             Located outside City Hall on 4th Avenue
    • Place payment in envelope with project address clearly noted on front of envelope.
    • Cash accepted, but please use exact change only, no change given
    • Check or Money Order made to City of Virginia
    • Deposit in the Dropbox at City Hall, near the accessible entrance on 4th Avenue

Once application has been approved and payment is received, the permit will be issued and   work can begin.  Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.

For more information about Permits or Inspections, please contact us at

• Email 
• Phone 218-748-7500
• Fax 218-749-3580

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