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 08-160 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 08-152 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 08-146 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 08-138 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