Dedicated to the Preservation of Township Living

New Market Township has a population of over 3,700. A majority are college-educated professionals with a significant minority in farming and skilled labor. Median age is over 45. With a clear majority of households consisting of traditional families, it is no surprise that the township is dedicated to the "preservation of township living."

Seventy percent of the housing units—most being single-family homes—were built since 1980. Nearly a third of those were built since 2000. With this kind of growth, the township is ever vigilant controlling its growth and quality of environment.

New Property Owners: Welcome to New Market Township!

We hope the purchase of your property goes smoothly. If you have questions while in the process of planning the construction of your new home, or the remodeling of your existing home, please ask and we will do our best to help.

As you begin planning your residential improvement project, please consider the following:

  • In the early stages of planning your project you are encouraged to contact the township Clerk or Engineer to state your intentions and get the feedback you need. This will ensure a smoother planning process for you. You may also need to contact Scott County officials as well. The township Engineer can guide you to the right official.
  • Township, County and State government officials are happy to assist you in the planning process, but it is ultimately your responsibility for obtaining the permits required and complying with regulations governing the improvements being made.
  • Driveway: please find the Township driveway permit application on this website. The application includes guidance on design and construction standards, such as the distance required from any adjacent street corner. Please note that only one driveway per residential property is allowed within the Township.
  • Utilities: if a new utility service — such as gas, electric, phone, or cable — is provided from the public right-of-way, that service requires a permit from the County or the Township.
  • County Permits: Scott County issues Building Permits, Grading Permits, Demolition Permits, and Septic Permits. Your project could require additional permitting. Contact Scoot County for additional information.
  • Visit for county permit requirements and contacts with applicable county officials.
  • State permits: you may require state permits depending on your scope of work. Common examples include:
  • Township officials: for contact information on New Market township officials (township Clerk and Engineer), go to the contact page of this website.

To download a PDF copy of this Welcome Letter, click here.

Construction Permits

Permits are an important means of ensuring the highest quality development for the Township — not only for the applicant, but for the neighbors, community and the Township as a whole. For your convenience, we have provided the various permits for construction below. If at any time you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Township early in the process for clarification.

Building Permit Applications and Fee Schedule can be found on the Permits page.

Street Snow Removal

New Market Township maintains over 50 miles of roads and streets, and over two dozen cul-de-sacs. Here is what you should know about snow removal on your street or cul-de-sac.

New Market Roads

Yard Waste Removal

Yard Waste Recycling is available for free to Scott County Residents through The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Organics Recycling Facility. Read the flyer for more information. Or visit

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