Planning & Zoning

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. The devision also 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

Planning and Zoning Topics

Zoning Ordinance


Permit 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


Floodplain Information :Click Here


External Links