Permitting Resources

Land Use
The City is committed to assisting property owners and developers proceed through land use request processes in a timely and professional manner. Click here for additional information related to land use and zoning applications.

The zoning for properties within the City of Prior Lake can be obtained by viewing the zoning map or by utilizing Scott County GIS.

City Code
The complete City of Prior Lake City Code can be found here.

Building Permit/Inspections
As part of the seven-county metropolitan area, building permits are required for most projects including but not limited to building, plumbing, heating, sewer and water permits.  

  • FAQ’s   
  • Fee Schedule
  • Contact the Building Inspections Department at (952) 447-9850 for more information.


Electric Providers
Minnesota Valley Electric Co. (MVEC) – (952) 492-2313
Shakopee Public Utilities – (952) 445-1988
Xcel Energy – (800) 895-4999

Gas Provider
Centerpoint Energy – (612) 372-4720

Telephone/Internet Provider
Century Link – (800) 475-7526
Mediacom – (866) 777-1670
Nuvera – (952) 226-7000

City of Prior Lake Water/Sewer

Utility Services – (952) 447-9834

Scott County
Scott County is the official record-keeper for the City of Prior Lake.  If you need information such as property ID numbers, recent sales, legal descriptions, survey plats, etc., related to properties in Prior Lake, call (952) 445-7750 or visit the Scott County website.