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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.
Please contact the Planning Staff for the current Zoning Code at 651-747-3911 or 651-747-3912.

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 08-104 – Accessory Structure Ordinance Amendment
Ordinance 08-105 – Repealing Outdated Provisions Related to Site and Building Plan Review
Ordinance 08-106 – Amending the Official Zoning Map
Ordinance 08-107 – Commercial Wedding Venues
Ordinance 08-109 – Amending City’s Driveway Standards
Ordinance 08-110 – Adding a Definition for Net DensityOrdinance 08-111 – Adopting New Shoreland Provisions
Ordinance 08-111 – Adopting New Shoreland Provisions into the Zoning Code
Ordinance 08-112 – Revising the Requirements for Attached Garages in Urban Residential Zoning Districts
Ordinance 08-113  – Amending the Official Zoning Map
Ordinance 08-114 – Amending Municipal Fees
Ordinance 08-115  – Setting Fee Schedule for 2015
Ordinance 08-116 – Amending Uses in Commercial Zoning Districts by Making Liquor Stores a Permitted Use within CC Zoning District
Ordinance 08-117 Zoning Map Amendment
Ordinance 08-118 Boulder Ponds Zoning Map Amendment
Ordinance 08-120 Adopting a Revised Official Zoning District Map Related to the Inwood Planned Development
Ordinance 08-123 Declaring a Development Moratorium for a Period of 12 Months in Stage One, Two and Three Areas
Ordinance 08-124 Subdivision Identification Signs
Ordinance 08-128 Amending the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances Pertaining to Commericial Wedding Ceremony Venues
Ordinance 08-129 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 08-131 Amending the Lake Elmo City Code by Amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Lake Elmo
Ordinance 08-132 Amending Municipal Fees for Calendar Year 2016
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 08-134 To Amend The Lake Elmo City Code by Amending the Official Zoning Map of The City of Lake Elmo
Ordinance 08-135 An Ordinance Amending the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances Pertaining to Home Occupations
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 08-138 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 08-139 Amending Chapter 51: Wastewater Treatment Systems