Olmsted County is comprised of 18 townships and eight cities which all operate differently in terms of how they administer their zoning ordinances and the state building code.
The jurisdiction for building permits, zoning administration, well and septic administration, and subdivision ordinance administration varies by township and city within Olmsted County. Depending on where a specific property is located, you may need to speak with different agencies or organizations to obtain the information you are looking for with regards to the history of a property, zoning information, permitting information, etc.
To determine who to contact for your project or questions, you can use our jurisdiction tool below to search the site address and view the appropriate contacts for building permits, inspections, planning and zoning, well permits, septic permits, etc. Please contact the Olmsted County Planning Department at 507-328-7100 for assistance with this search tool, or you can use the instructions below.