Property / Taxes / Zoning

CER Ratings for Zoning


  1. Go to the Beacon website.
  2. Input the address or parcel you are interested in and select search.
  3. Select the address of the parcel you are interested in.
  4. Select the map tab.
  5. Select the box next to the CER data layer under the planning section.
  6. The CER data will be displayed.

Determining Transfer Development Rights


  1. Go to the Beacon website.
  2. Input the address of the parcel you are interested in and select search.
  3. Select the address or parcel you are interested in.
  4. Select the map tab.
  5. Select the box next to the TDR data layer under the planning section. The sending and receiving parcels will be displayed.

How to Look up the Zoning on Your Property


  1. Go to the Beacon website.
  2. Select the address of the parcel you are interested in.
  3. Select the map tab.
  4. Under zoning, select the box next to either county zoning or the zoning of the city your property is located in. The zoning will display on the map.
  5. Select the name of the zoning layer (County Zoning, Faribault Zoning, Northfield Zoning) to make the layer active.
  6. Use the identify tool, select the property to find the zoning of the property.

How to View Corner Certificates


  1. Go to the Beacon website.
  2. Input the address or parcel you are interested in and select search.
  3. Select the address of the parcel you are interested in.
  4. Select the map tab.
  5. Select the box next to the Corners Markers Layer in the Elevation and Survey section.
  6. Select the words "Corners Markers" to make the layer active on the map.
  7. Use the identify tool to select a PLS Corner point. The information for the point will display.
  8. Select the link for the certificate to open it.