Permit Information

Obtaining a Permit



New:
The State of Minnesota, Department of Labor and Industry, has notified Crow Wing County that the County must enforce Minnesota State Statute 326B.85 requiring that no land use permit may be issued to an unlicensed contractor. Policy #2014-04

Crow Wing County Land Services, has launched a new online permitting website where landowners can apply for a land use permit, within the jurisdiction of Crow Wing County or request a free site visit, all online.  The land use classification can also be obtained online.

The online permitting factsheet outlines all the information for you.  For previous permits obtained on your property, those documents can be obtained online also.

Excavation Notice Chapter 216D

Excavation Notice Chapter 7560


Forms & Information


The following forms and information will assist you in obtaining a land use permit. If you have questions, please contact the Environmental Services office at 218-824-1010.

Agricultural Building

An Agricultural Building requires a permit, which requires that 50% or more of the building must be used to support either silvicultural or agricultural animal husbandry activities.

Gazebo

A detached, standalone structure in which purpose and appearance is similar to a screened porch or open porch.

Note: If a gazebo is equal to or less than 120 square feet, it may be permitted inside of the OHW setback as a water oriented accessory structure with a shore land alteration permit.

Guest Cottage

A Guest Cottage is defined as a structure used as a dwelling unit that may contain sleeping spaces and kitchen and bathroom facilities in addition to those provided in the primary dwelling unit on a lot.

Guest Quarters

Guest Quarters is defined as an accessory structure that contains a dwelling unit that may contain sleeping spaces and/or kitchen and/or bathroom facilities in addition to those provided in the primary dwelling unit on a lot.

Maximum Guest Quarters / Cottage size in square feet:

700 square feet for properties located in the Shoreland District

900 square feet for properties located in the Agricultural / Forestry District, Rural Residential Districts, and Commercial Districts 1 and 2.