Permits, Licenses & Forms

Building Permits

Building permit applications are to be submitted electronically at  Applications must be accompanied by a set of plans and a survey (surveys are needed if permit is for exterior work)  Metro West Inspection Services is contracted by Dayton to complete building inspections.  Please direct building code questions and inspection requests to Metro West Inspection Services at (763) 479-1720.

  • Homes over 20 years old may qualify for permit discounts for remodeling, basement finishes, or additions. Please contact City Hall for more information
  • Manufactured Mobile Home Permits for Reroofs, Residing, or Additions need to be accompanied by the Manufactures Approval and Engineered Specifications. Permits MUST be emailed to

Water Meter Install For Closing on Home

Water & Sewer Connections

Water and Sewer connections are inspected by the Public Works department.  Please visit the Water and Sewer page under Public Works for more information.

Development Application

Please complete this application for requests related to land use and ordinance amendments.  The application, supporting documents, and fees must be submitted prior to the City taking action on the request.

Rental Application

Please complete the rental application in its entirety.  The application and payment must be received prior to the required inspection.  Once all necessary steps are complete including the inspection record by Metro West, a certificate will be issued to the owner for the rental license.  Do not apply for a rental license unless you are the owner listed on the property tax records. Please allow at least 10 business days for processing each application.  Applications and questions can be emailed to

Solicitors, Peddlers Application

Please complete the application in its entirety.  The application, supporting documents, photo identification and fees must be submitted prior to the City taking action on the request.  Please allow 7-10 business days for processing each application.

Park Rental Application

Complete the Park Rental Application in its entirety.  Please view Page 2 of the Fee Schedule for Park Reservation Fees.  Payments can be made via phone (763) 427-4589 by credit card or in person with cash or check at City Hall (12260 South Diamond Lake Rd).