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!
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:
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.
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:
Helpful Resources in sumbitting 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.
If you are interested in proceeding with development and the subdivision of three parcels of land or more in Lake Elmo, you must complete a development application form. All development applications are subject to review at a public hearing held by the Planning Commission, held every 2nd and 4th Monday with the exception of holidays at Lake Elmo City Hall.
The following information below provides informational items that should assist you in proceeding through the development review process.
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.