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Building Permits & Zoning Applications

Welcome to the building permits and zoning applications page. All of the following informational documents and applications are intended to guide you through the building and land use process within the City of Lake Elmo. If any of the information contained within this sections are unclear, please contact the City of Lake Elmo Planning Department for clarification. We are happy to assist you!

Building Permits

Before engaging in the permitting process, be certain that you need to apply for a building permit. The following document should help you determine what types of projects require a building permit:  When are city permits needed?

Building Permit Application Forms
Once you have determined that you need a building permit, you can find the following building permit applications here:

Building Permit Application
Fence Permit Application
New Driveway Permit Application
Sign Permit Application
Pool/Spa Permit Application

Helpful Resources in submitting a building permit
Depending on the type of project that you are completing, it is important to include all of the required materials in your submission. The following documents are intended to assist you in moving through the building permit review process as efficiently as possible.

Single Family Home Construction Submittal Workbook
Certificate of Survey Requirements
Site Plan Minimum Requirements
Certificate of Grading Requirements

Land Use Applications

If you are interested in submitting a land use application pertaining to the use of your property, you can find the following applications below:

Land Use Application
Special Event Permit Application
Sign Permit Application

Helpful Resources in submitting a land use application
Depending on the action requested, it is important to follow all of necessary steps in the submission and review process. Some informational handouts are included below in order to guide you through the process.

Conditional Use Permit Informational Handout
Variance Informational Handout 
Minor Subdivison Informational Handout

Helpful Resources
The following information below provides informational items that should assist you in proceeding through the development review process.

Subdivision Informational Application: Preliminary Plat
Subdivision Informational Application: Final Plat

Department Contacts:

Kyle Klatt, Planning Director, 651.747.3911, kklatt@lakeelmo.org
Nick Johnson, City Planner, 651.747.3912, njohnson@lakeelmo.org

Please feel free to contact the Lake Elmo Planning Department with any questions regarding the submission requirements or process regarding a building, land use, or development application.