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Municipal Code

afterfalllakeelmo1 Municipal CodeThe 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 of the City Zoning 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 08-074 Amending the Parks and Rec Chapter Governing Water Surface Use
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
Ordinance 08-081 Amending Alcoholic Beverages Chapter of City Code
Ordinance 08-082 Adopting New Sign Regulations
Ordinance 08-084 Amending Municipal Fees
Ordinance 08-085 Adopting New Administration and Enforcement Provisions
Ordinance 08-086 Adopting New Fencing Regulations
Ordinance 08-087 Adopting New Landscape Requirements
Ordinance 08-088 Amending the Animals Chapter of the General Regulations of the City of Lake Elmo
Ordinance 08-089 Amending Municipal Fees
Ordinance 08-090 Amending Storm Water Ordinance
Ordinance 08-091 Adding a VMX – Village Mixed Use Zoning District to the Zoning Ordinance
Ordinance 08-092 Amending Section 32.081 of the Lake Elmo Code of Ordinances Governing City Organizations
Ordinance 08-093 Implementing the City Electrical Permitting and Inspection Program
Ordinance 08-094 Amending Municipal Fees to Incorporate Electircal Permit Fees
Ordinance 08-095 Adopting the LakeElmo Design Standards Manual and Establishing Design Review Procedures in the Urban Residential and Commercial Zoning Districts
Ordinance 08-096 Amending the City’s Driveway Requirements
Ordinance 08-097 Setting Municipal Fees for Calendar Year 2014
Ordinance 08-098 Eliminating Non-Pertinent Zoning Districts from the City’s Zoning Code
Ordinance 08-099 Amending the Lake Elmo City Code of Ordinances By Amending the City’s Driveway Standards
Ordinance 08-100 Amending Zoning Code Concerning Livestock and Kennels and Amending the Animals Chapter
Ordinance 08-101 Amending Municipal Fees
Ordinance 08-102 Amending the Official Zoning Map
Ordinance 08-103 Amending Municipal Fees