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 651-233-5402 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.
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 2012-62 Adding New Residential and Commercial Zoning Districts Related to the Future Land Uses
Ordinance 2012-63 Shoreland Standards Amendments
Ordinance 2012-064 Massage Therapy
Ordinance 08-65 Construction Securities Legal Publication
Ordinance 08-066 Landscaping Requirements
Ordinance 08-067 Amending Therapeutic Massage Chapter
Ordinance 08-068 Setting Municipal Fees for Calendar Year 2013
Ordinance 08-069 Establishing Licensing Requirements for Contractors
Ordinance 08-070 Planned Unit Development
Ordinance 08-071 Urban Residential District Amendments
Ordinance 08-072 Subdivision Ordinance Text Changes
Ordinance 08-073 Rural Zoning District Updates
Ordinance 08-075 Adopting the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code as Amended
Ordinance 08-076 Adopting A New Official Zoning District Map
Ordinance 08-077 Adopting Tree Preservation Standards
Ordinance 08-078 Adopting New Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations
Ordinance 08-079 Amending Municipal Fees for Calendar Year 2013