Parks & Recreation Commission
Economic Development Commission
The Norwood Young America Comprehensive Plan addresses the topics of land use, housing, transportation, parks and more. This document helps shape how the community will grow and change over the next 20 years. Every city and county (including Carver County) in the metropolitan area is required by State law to update their comprehensive plan every 10 years. The current Norwood Young America Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2008. The comprehensive plan provides guidance to elected officials, City staff, developers, and other community stakeholders to ensure progress towards a common vision.
The City of Norwood Young America consults the plan when:
- A developer proposes a new housing subdivision.
- Rebuilding a street or constructing a sidewalk/trail.
- Maintaining and investing in our park system.
- Designing programs and strategies for housing and business growth.
We’ve launched an online tool to gain public input.
The tool asks participants to identify and describe their biggest priority (i.e. housing, transportation, etc.) for the future of Norwood Young America.NYA 2018 Comp Plan
5 Year Financial Plan
Licensing & Permits
Pet owners are required to renew animal licenses annually. In order to renew a license, pet owners must have proof that the animal has received all of the necessary shots. Cats and dogs must be at least 6 months old before a license will be issued. A fee of $5.00 will be assessed for each pet license. Any owner whose pet is caught without a license will be fined the following fees:
$50.00 Pickup charge
$50.00 Unlicensed fee
$5.00 Animal License
Animal running at large fee (based on number of offenses)
Impound fees (based on vet fees).
Rental Dwelling License
The City of Norwood Young America requires licensing of all residential dwellings utilized for rental purposes. A rental dwelling is defined as “a building wholly or partly used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking or eating purposes by human occupants; not including hotels and motels, rest homes, convalescent homes or nursing homes.”
Rental License Period
A rental license is valid for only the three-year licensing period, or portion thereof, in which it is issued unless otherwise stated in City Code. Upon expiration of that license it will be necessary to relicense the property in order to continue to utilize it as a rental dwelling.
Rental License Regulations
Section 350 of the Norwood Young America City Code regulates rental properties. A full copy of the rental licensing requirements can be obtained by clicking below:
Rental License Forms
To obtain a Rental License, please download and submit the “Rental License Application” below, along with the required application fee and tenant contact information, to City Hall, 310 Elm St. W. or P.O. Box 59 NYA, MN 55368. Once you have submitted the application please call the City’s Building Official, Metro West Inspections, at 763-479-1720 to schedule a rental inspection of your property.
Upon successful completion of the rental inspection a license will be mailed to the owner’s address listed on the application. The license fee paid at the time of application covers up to TWO inspections on the property. Any inspections beyond that are charged at $45.00 per inspection.Rental Dwelling Application (pdf)Tenant Contact Information (pdf)
Types of permits
- General permits are required for such projects as residential re-roofing, re-siding, same size window replacements, and signs that don’t require footing installation. These permits can be issued same day, over-the-counter, with a $56.00 permit fee. However, please check with the City to see if any additional information will be required.
- Building permits are required for a number of different residential and commercial improvement and construction projects. These permits require plan review by the Building Official and the fee is based on the value of the material and labor for the project. Depending on the complexity of the plan review, building permits generally take 7-10 days for processing.
A building permit is required for projects including, but not limited to:
- Any type of commercial work
- New construction
- Home alterations
- Finish basement
- Storage sheds over 200 square feet
- Masonary fireplace
- Signs that require footings
- Moved-In Structures
- Mechanical and Plumbing
If you are unsure whether or not the work you will be performing will require a permit, please contact the Building Official’s Office at the number listed below.
Building permits can be picked up at City Hall or download a building permit form here. The type of project will determine what needs to be submitted along with the application. It is easiest to call the Building Officials Office directly and provide them with a scope of work to determine what materials will be required for submittal.
The City contracts with Metro West Inspection Services. To schedule an inspection, please call their office at 763-479-1720. The office is open Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please give 24 hours notice to the Building Official for inspections. Building permits are valid for six (6) months, from the date on which they were issued. All permits require at least one inspection.
Golf Cart Permit
Residents can apply for a golf cart permit to operate their carts on city streets. The permit is good for 3 years at a cost of $40.00/person. Along with the application & fee we will need a copy of your drivers license and proof of insurance. Please refer to Section 750 of the City Code for more information.Golf Cart Application (pdf)
Backyard Chicken Permit
Residents can apply for a permit to keep backyard chickens; the permit is a biennial permit at a cost of $50.00. Please review Section 550.03 of the City Code for more information.Backyard Chicken Permit Application (pdf)
On-Site Parking Permit
Chapter 7, Section 720, restricts the number of vehicles that can be parked outside on a residential property to four. There is a permit that can be applied for to increase the number of vehicles to six. Residents can apply for a permit annually; the permit at a cost is $10.00 per additional vehicle. CLICK HERE for an application.