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Municipal Code

The City Code is the document that outlines how property can be used within the City of Lake Elmo.  These documents can be complex and may require that several sections be consulted to obtain all relevant regulations on a given topic.  Additionally, recently adopted ordinances may not yet be reflected in this on-line version of code.  Prior to commencing any project, we encourage you to contact the planning department at 651-747-3911 to ensure you have an accurate and complete understanding of all city code requirements.  Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the material published online, the only official edition of the City Code is the printed version maintained by the City Clerk.

The City Code is available by clicking here.

A PDF version of the City Zoning Code can be viewed here.  Zoning Code

Recent revisions to the city code are found as pdf attachments below.  When the city code is updated in the link above, these sections will be integrated and removed from this location.

Ordinance 08-151 An Ordinance Opting-Out of the Requirements of MN Stat Section 462.3593
Ordinance 08-150 An Ordinance Amending the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances by Amending the  City’s Provisions Related to the City Council
Ordinance 08-147 An Ordinance Amending the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances Related to Building and Fire Code Regulations
Ordinance 08-146 An Interim Ordinance Extending the Moratorium on Residential Development Within the Stage One Development Area and All Development Activity Within the Stage Two and Three Development Areas as Described by the Lake Elmo Comprehensive Plan
Ordinance 08-145 An Ordinance Renaming a Street in the City of Lake Elmo
Ordinance 08-143 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 31 of the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances Regarding the Presiding Officer and the Order of Business at Regular Meetings
Ordinance 08-142 An Ordinance Amending Section 130.15 Regarding the Use of Firearms and Hunting
Ordinance 08-141 An Ordinance Amending the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances Pertaining to Administrative Citations and Civil Penalties
Ordinance 08-140 An Ordinance Amending the Approval Process for Easement Encroachment Agreements
Ordinance 08-139 Amending Chapter 51: Wastewater Treatment Systems
Ordinance 08-138 Amending the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances by Exempting Fish Houses from Requirement That No Accessory Structure Be Constructed Prior to Principal Structure on Lot and Striking Language That Allows Accessory Structures To Be Located Nearer To The Front Line Than Principal Structures by Resolution of the City Council
Ordinance 08-136 Amending Chapter 154 Article II – Definitions Section 154.012 SUBD. B. 3. And Article VIII Section 154.401 Permitted and Conditional Uses
Ordinance 08-135 An Ordinance Amending the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances Pertaining to Home Occupations
Ordinance 08-134 To Amend The Lake Elmo City Code by Amending the Official Zoning Map of The City of Lake Elmo
Ordinance 08-133 An Ordinance Amending the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances by Amending the City’s Provisions Related to the City Council
Ordinance 08-132 Amending Municipal Fees for Calendar Year 2016
Ordinance 08-131 Amending the Lake Elmo City Code by Amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Lake Elmo
Ordinance 08-130 Amending section 154.600 of the Lake Elmo City Code to Exempt Essential Services from the PF- Public and Semi-Public Dimensional and Buffer Requirements
Ordinance 08-129 Amending the Lake Elmo City Code by Amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Lake Elmo
Ordinance 08-128 Amending the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances Pertaining to Commericial Wedding Ceremony Venues