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Municipal Code

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 08-189 An Ordinance To Amend the Lake Elmo City Code by Adding a Winter Parking Ordinance

Ordinance 08-186 An Ordinance Adopting a Fee Schedule for the City of Lake Elmo

Ordinance 08-185 An Ordinance Addressing Small Cell Wireless Facilities in the Right-of-Way

Ordinance 08-184 An Ordinance Renaming A Street in the City of Lake Elmo

Ordinance 08-183 An Ordinance Amending Section 115.02 of the Lake Elmo City Code

Ordinance 08-182 An Ordinance Adopting a Fee Schedule for the City of Lake Elmo

Ordinance 08-181 An Ordinance Amending Title XV Chapter 150 Property Maintenance Code

Ordinance 08-180 An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning Map of The City of Lake Elmo

Ordinance 08-179 An Ordinance Amending the Cities Fee Schedule Related to Sewers

Ordinance 08-178 An Ordinance Amending Fencing Regulations of the Lake Elmo City Code

Ordinance 08-177 An Ordinance Amending the Cities Provisions Related to the Keeping of Chickens

Ordinance 08-176 An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Lake Elmo

Ordinance 08-175 An Ordinance Amending Article XIII

Ordinance 08-174 An Ordinance Amending the Cities Noise Ordinance

Ordinance 08-172 An Ordinance Amending Provisions Related to the Cities Planning Commission

Ordinance 08-170 An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning Map

Ordinance 08-169 An Ordinance Repealing OP-ALT District from Zoning Code

Ordinance 08-168 An Ordinance Amending Section 11.01: Definitions of Terms Relating to Sections 51.001-51.005

Ordinance 08-167 An Ordinance Amending the City Code by Creating a Golf Course Community Zoning District

Ordinance 08-166 An Ordinance Amending Shoreland Management Overlay District

Ordinance 08-165 An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning Map of The City of Lake Elmo

Ordinance 08-164 An Ordinance Amending the Cities Provisions Related to the City Council

Ordinance 08-162 An Ordinance Adopting a Fee Schedule for the City of Lake Elmo

Ordinance 08-161 An Ordinance Amending the City Code by Amending the Official Zoning Map

Ordinance 08-160 An Ordinance Terminating the Moratoria Declared by Ordinances Nos. 08-123 (Extended by Ordinance 08-146) and 08-156 That Imposed Moratoria on Certain Development Activity Within the City

Ordinance 08-159 An Ordinance Amending Title V: Chapter 51 of the Lake Elmo City Code of

Ordinances Regarding Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems

Ordinance 08-158 An Ordinance Amending the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances Regarding Variance Expirations

Ordinance 08-157 An Ordinance Amending the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances Regarding Non-conforming Uses, Buildings and Structures

Ordinance 08-156 An Interim Ordinance Authorizing Continuance of a Study of the Cities Shoreland Regulations and Imposing a Moratorium on Development Activity within the Shoreland District

Ordinance 08-155 An Ordinance Adopting a Fee Schedule for the City of Lake Elmo

Ordinance 08-154 An Ordinance Repealing the Prohibition of Solid Wall Fences

Ordinance 08-153 An Ordinance Amending the Lake Elmo City Code for Platting Process

Ordinance 08-152 An Ordinance to Repeal Existing Open Space Development Regulations within Chapter 150, Adopt New Open Space Development Regulations in Chapter 154, and to Implement Reference Updates in Chapter 154

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 08-149 An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning Map of The City of Lake Elmo

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 08-144 An Ordinance Amending the Lake Elmo Code of Ordinances Pertaining to Street Naming

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