Roofing, siding, plumbing, mechanical and fireplace permits can usually be issued at the time they are submitted. It will take up to one week to get a permit for projects that require plan review such as: decks, basements, etc.; if all of the required supporting information is complete. It will take a minimum of two weeks to get a permit for a new single family home, a new multi-family home and commercial permits. If the application is not complete, it will be a longer wait. Please factor this approval process time into your projected start date. When in doubt, it is always best to ask before you undertake a project. Building Inspections staff will be happy to assist you. Call 651-280-6830 with questions.