Property and Parcel Information

Find your Property Identification Number (PIN) along with other information about your property. 

Dakota County http://207.171.98.200/scripts/esrimap.dll?name=WebQ1&Cmd=Map

Stearns County
http://secure.co.stearns.mn.us/

Washington County
http://www2.co.washington.mn.us/opip/

Hiring a Contractor

Check this site before you hire a contractor.   It also has links to contact the Department of Labor regarding contractor complaints and the contractor recovery fund.  The site Includes helpful information about what to look for when hiring a contractor.
http://www.dli.mn.gov/CCLD/RBCConsumer.asp

Use it to look up a contractor by name or by license number to make sure the contractor has a valid license.   Use the Business License section and select Building Contactor from the drop down menu. 
https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/licensing/licensing.aspx

Electrical Permits

Electrical Permits are required when electrical work is done by a homeowner or an electrician.   You can fill out your permit application and schedule the required inspections using this link.   

http://www.electricity.state.mn.us