Obtaining a Permit
New: The State of Minnesota, Department of Labor and Industry, has notified Crow Wing County that the County must enforce Minnesota State Statute 326B.85 requiring that no land use permit may be issued to an unlicensed contractor. Policy Number 2014-04 (PDF)
Crow Wing County Land Services, has launched a new online permitting website where landowners can apply for a land use permit, within the jurisdiction of Crow Wing County or request a free site visit, all online. The land use classification can also be obtained online.
Forms & Information
The following forms and information will assist you in obtaining a land use permit. If you have questions, please contact the Environmental Services office at 218-824-1010.
- Authorized agent form (PDF)
- Commercial application
- Land Services Specialist Zones (PDF)
- Excavation Notice System Chapter 216D (PDF)
- Excavation Notice System Chapter 7560 (PDF)
- Fee schedule (PDF)
- Impervious Surface / Stormwater Calculator (PDF)
- Land use application
- Landscaping for Stormwater Packet (PDF)
- Lot and structure information (PDF)
- Online Permit Application (PDF)
- Shoreland alteration application (PDF)
- Site plan example (PDF)
An Agricultural Building requires a permit, which requires that 50% or more of the building must be used to support either silvicultural or agricultural animal husbandry activities.
A detached, standalone structure in which purpose and appearance is similar to a screened porch or open porch.
Note: If a gazebo is equal to or less than 120 square feet, it may be permitted inside of the OHW setback as a water oriented accessory structure with a shore land alteration permit.
A Guest Cottage is defined as a structure used as a dwelling unit that may contain sleeping spaces and kitchen and bathroom facilities in addition to those provided in the primary dwelling unit on a lot.
Guest Quarters is defined as an accessory structure that contains a dwelling unit that may contain sleeping spaces and/or kitchen and/or bathroom facilities in addition to those provided in the primary dwelling unit on a lot.
Maximum Guest Quarters / Cottage size in square feet: 700 square feet for properties located in the Shoreland District
900 square feet for properties located in the Agricultural / Forestry District, Rural Residential Districts, and Commercial Districts 1 and 2.