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.
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.