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Planning handouts & forms

Accessory buildings
Including garages, carports, storage buildings, gazebos, screen houses, playhouses

  • PDF iconAccessory Buildings (Always call 811 before digging)
  • PDF iconGarages Permit application information, number, location, size and height. (always call 811 before digging)

Conditional/Interim use permits/Variances

  • Conditional/Interim Use Permit (handout currently being revised)
  • PDF iconVariance

Development application procedures

Landscaping, Fences and Front yard libraries

  • PDF iconFront Yard Libraries Front yard libraries information sheet. (always call 811 before digging)
  • PDF iconFences Permit requirements, height, opacity, approved materials and restrictions. (Always call 811 before digging)
  • PDF iconClear view triangle  (Always call 811 before digging)

Lighting (exterior only)

Permit applications and checklist

Permits and their associated handouts are linked below. Some projects need more than one permit. For more information on the subject, contact the Planning Division at 952-563-8920.

Planning fee schedule

  • Fee Schedule - A list of fees for planning related applications.

Residential height