Division Overview

The Planning & Zoning division is responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of the County Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, shoreland and floodplain regulations; works with the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment to issue conditional use permits, approves development plans and grants variances.  The Planning division is also involved with development of Parks & Open Space planning, All Hazard Mitigation planning and Transportation planning.
For questions or concerns relating to Zoning, please contact:

   Trent McCorkell, Rice County Zoning Administrator, at (507) 332-6168 or by email

Zoning Ordinance


Required Information:

Click here to apply for:  Online Building & Zoning Permitting

Online Permitting System:  Frequently Asked Questions

Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment:  Application Deadlines & Meeting Dates