Land Use Management

COVID-19 Precautions  

Goodhue County has declared a State of Emergency.  The County Government Center is closed to the Public but Land Use Management employees continue to offer services.  Please use electronic means of communication when possible.  Building and Zoning forms and applications are available on the County Website.  We accept items by mail and many forms and application can be submitted electronically.  Also, there is a drop box at the alley entrance and an additional drop-off location at the lower level, Fifth Street handicap entrance which can accommodate larger items and deliveries.  Please call 651.385.3000 with questions, for assistance, or for special pick-up or delivery instructions.

The Land Use Management Department is responsible for the current and future land uses in Goodhue County. The department's goal is to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the people of Goodhue County by providing a coordinated approach to permitting and enforcement of ordinances, codes, and statutes in regards to the County’s land resources. The Land Use Management Department consists of the Building Code, Planning, Environmental Health, and Zoning divisions. Land Use Management strives to provide a coordinated approach to permitting in Goodhue County.

Land Use Divisions

Building(Building Permits)
Environmental Health(Well and Septic Permits)
Planning(Future Land Uses)
Zoning(Subdivision and Zoning Controls)
Soil and Water Conservation District(Protects water quality and prevents soil erosion)

Township Density Maps