Sewer Availability Charge (SAC)

The Building Code Department (BCD) is responsible for collecting Sewer Availability Charge (SAC) fees at the time of building permit issuance. A Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) Determination Letter must be received before issuance of the building permit for all new construction, change in use, remodeled, or demolished buildings where there is a change in the demand for sewage service. The application form must be submitted to BCD (at [email protected]) for review prior to being submitted to the Metropolitan Council.

For more information on the SAC process, see the SAC Procedure Manual.

Sewer Availability Charge Requirements

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Will BCD Issue a Permit Before the SAC Letter Is Received?

The Building Code Department will NOT issue a permit before the SAC letter is received. The Building Codes Department encourages you to submit your SAC determination application as early as possible.

How Much Will I Have to Pay for SAC Fees?

The Metropolitan Council's SAC Estimation Tool can help you estimate your SAC fees. The Building Code Department can also assist with the estimation for budgeting purposes.

Which Documents Are Required for a SAC Determination?

The requirements for SAC applications are provided on the SAC Application Form under the Instructions & Checklist section.