Olmsted County General Land Use Plan
Effective planning provides opportunities to choose the direction for the future of a community. Long-range time frame plans are developed for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, and general welfare. Comprehensive Plans can consist of General Land Use Plans, Small Area Plans, Capital Improvement Plans, Resource Plans, Open Space Plans, Thoroughfare and Transportation Mode Plans and other policy documents that assist in the decision making processes related to private land development and public expenditures.
General Land Use Plans have been adopted by Olmsted County. A select number of townships and all of the other municipalities in Olmsted County have adopted their own future land use planning documents applicable to their geographic areas of influence.
Transportation Plans have been adopted by the City of Rochester, Olmsted County and the regional transportation planning authority - ROCOG. Specific transportation development and management plans or studies for select roadway corridors and a downtown Rochester bicycle study have also been adopted. A Bicycle Master Plan and additional corridor or interchange studies focused on selected major thoroughfares are presently in process.
Application & Fees
For a list of applications and fees visit the application and fees page.
Building & Development
Many of the townships and small cities within Olmsted County have adopted and are administering their own land use controls. In these townships, permits may be issued by either a township zoning administrator or by the Township Cooperative Planning Association (TCPA).
The following links will take you to the site indicating jurisdictional authority: