Land Services

Message from the Land Services Director

In 2008, the Crow Wing County Board consolidated 5 separate county departments into a single Land Services Department to improve services and reduce spending. Providing excellent customer service is the foundation of our new streamlined department. Whether it’s protecting our natural resources, fairly valuing property as part of the property tax process, or managing public lands for recreation and forestry, we are devoted to professional, efficient, and effective programs and services.

2016 Land Use Ordinance Revisions

Crow Wing County land services will be making revisions to the Crow County Land Use Ordinance. There is a 30 day comment period, which will expire on October 31, 2016.  Please submit all comments by that time, to  You may also mail them to us at, Land Services, 322 Laurel Street, Suite 15, Brainerd MN  56401.  If you have questions, please contact us at 218-824-1010.

Crow Wing County Land Use Ordinance Revisions Comment Memo

Crow Wing County Press Release

Summary of Changes

The Ordinance Article Revisions are:

Article 3, Administration
Article 6, PC BOA
Article 7, Conditional Use Permits
Article 9, Subdivisions
Article 10, Land Use Tables
Article 11, Shoreland District
Article 16, Commercial District
Article 22, Closed Landfills
Article 27, Vegetation Removal
Article 28, Dirt Moving
Article 30, Home Occupation Business
Article 32, Parking
Article 35, Road, Street, Highway and Roadside Standards
Article 36, Screening - Fencing
Article 37, SSTS
Article 39, Wetlands
Article 41, Stormwater
Article 42, Timber Cutting Refuse Disposal
Article 43, Cell Towers
Article 46, Definitions

Programs & Services

Land Services is comprised of the 3 programs and services:
  • Environmental: Addressing, land subdivisions, land use permits, septic systems, solid waste management, stormwater management, surveying, water planning, forest management and recreation. 
  • Assessing: Valuation and classification process, homestead classification, property tax reduction programs, and your right to be heard.
  • Customer Services: Accept real estate documents for recording, property search, property transfers, parcel consolidation, land sales and vital records. 

Our Vision

Being Minnesota's favorite place.

Our Mission

Serve well. Deliver value. Drive results.

Our Values

Be responsible. Treat people right. Build a better future.

We want to provide you with excellent customer service. To help us measure our success, please comment on the service you received.

We look forward to working with you!