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.
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.