Land Use Management

COVID-19 Precautions

Goodhue County has declared a State of Emergency. The County Government Center closes to the Public at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday 18 March 2020 through at least Friday 3 April 2020. Land Use Management employees will continue to serve the public. Please use electronic means of communication when possible. Also, we can accept items by mail. Building and Zoning forms and applications are available on the County Website and typically can be submitted electronically or by mail. A drop box is available at the lower level, handicap, Fifth Street entrance. 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