The Olmsted County Planning Department is responsible for the administration of zoning ordinances in Olmsted County and the following townships within Olmsted County: Eyota, Marion, Oronoco, and Quincy. For information on how to obtain a zoning permit in these jurisdictions, view zoning permits.
All other townships 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 the Township Cooperative Planning Association (TCPA). Please refer to Township Information to determine which Administration to contact for permits and zoning information.
Chapter 1400 County Zoning Ordinances
Chapter 1200 Subdivision Ordinance and 1250 Platting Ordinance
Chapter 3700 Wetland Conservation Ordinance
Chapter 3800 Illicit Stormwater Discharge Ordinance
Chapter 3400 Septic System Ordinance
Chapter 3200 Water Well and Water Supply Ordinance
Revisions to Olmsted County Zoning Ordinance
|Olmsted County Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment #O2021-002TA. The text amendment is to amend Article 2, 5, 7,8 and 10 of the Olmsted County Zoning Ordinance to bring it into conformance with updates to the Olmsted County Solid Waste Ordinance related to composting and exterior storage of materials.||2-18-22|
|One-year extension to Text Amendment #O2020-001TA (Commercial Composting Interim Moratorium Resolution #2020-1) due to expire on July 7, 2021 to allow for commercial composting verbiage to be included in the County's Zoning and Solid Waste Ordinances; Solid Waste Ordinance currently undergoing amendment process by Environmental Resources.||7-6-21|
|Olmsted County Ordinance text amendment #O2021-001TA to Section 3205.03, Subsections 1, 2 and 3 of Olmsted County's Water Well and Water Supply Ordinance raising allowable Nitrate limit of 1 mg/L to 3 mg/L)for new well construction.||5-18-21|
|Olmsted County Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment #O2020-002TA. The text amendment is to amend Article 1, 2, 4, and 9 of the Olmsted County Zoning Ordinance to bring it into conformance with Minnesota Statutes and Rules regarding shoreland management.||5-18-21|
|1-year extension of moratorium to Text Amendment #O2020-001TA due to expire 7/7/21 to allow for commercial composting verbiage to be included in the County's Zoning and Solid Waste Ordinances; SWO currently undergoing amendment process by Enviro Resources.|
|Olmsted County Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment #O2019-002TA. The text amendment is to amend Article 10 Section 10.23 Swimming pool, private.|
Rochester International Airport Plans
Rochester International Airport Ordinance(Revised 2011)
Rochester Airport Safety Zone Map
Rochester Airport Airspace Boundary Map
* These ordinances were updated to reflect changes in how a notice of violation, denial of request for exception/challenge and of a suspension or revocation of County license or permit issued may be appealed through the Olmsted County Enforcement and Appeals Ordinance. Additional information relating to the Enforcement and Appeals Ordinance may be found on Olmsted County's Attorney's page.
All Hazard Mitigation Plan
Olmsted County Land Use Plan
Land Use Plan Map
Oronoco Township Land Use Plan
ROCOG 2040 Long Range Plan Amendment for Rochester Rapid Transit
Olmsted/Rochester Bicycle Master Plan
Other Land Development Information
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