Stearns County has completed updating Land Use and Zoning Ordinance 439

Stearns County has completed a nearly year-long process of updating Land Use and Zoning Ordinance 439.   Amendments are a result of Shape Stearns 2040, the County’s Comprehensive Plan.  These amendments fulfill many of the implementation steps set forth in the plan.  Implementation checkbox document.

Here is the most updated copy of the Ordinance. It will also be posted online in the next few days at  Cost for printed copies are $15 if picked up or $20 ordinance if mailed.  If you would like copies for your Township please let me know.

Amendments include:

  • Shoreland and vegetative alterations
  • Rural Tourism
  • Solar Farms
  • Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Agricultural Employee Housing
  • Mining
  • Attached garage standards
  • Accessory building area outside of shoreland
  • Feedlots
  • Recreational vehicles, temporary
  • Manufactured Homes

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