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[Planning & Zoning]

What We Do

Environmental Office

The Cottonwood County Environmental Office is committed to promoting the public health, safety, and general welfare of the County citizens through the development, implementation and administration of appropriate Planning, Zoning, and Subdivision Regulations which follow applicable State and Federal laws and the Cottonwood County Comprehensive Plan and applicable Ordinances. 

Planning and Zoning
  •  Setback permits
  •  Conditional use permits
  •  Variances
  •  County Ordinances
  •  Subdivision regulations
  •  Approval of surveys
  •  Floodplain/Floodway information
Feedlot Officer
  • Permitting and Inspecting
Septic Inspector
  • Licensed Contractors Click here 
Ag Inspector
  • Enforce noxious weed laws
  • Seed and feed inspection
  • Commercial pesticide testing
  • Bio-control of noxious weeds
Water Planning
  • Feedlot-Annual Report 2014 - Click Here
  • Feedlot-Annual Report 2014- Supplemental Information - Click Here
  • BWSR - Elink All Detail Report - Feedlot 2015 - Click Here
  • SWCD - FY14 - Feedlot Elink Report - Click Here
  • BWSR 2014 Elink - Click Here
  • BWSR 2015 Elink - Click Here
  • Shoreland- Annual Report 2014 - Click Here 
  • BWSR Elink 2014 Shoreland Report - Click Here
  • SSTS-Annual Report 2014

       -General Information - Click Here

       -Inspector Information - Click Here

       - Jurisdication Information Click Here

  • SSTS- NRBG Elink Report - Click Here
  • SSTS NRBG- BSWR Elink Report 2015 - Click Here
  • SSTS Incentive- BSWR Elink Report 2015 - Click Here
  • WCA-Annual Report 2014 - Click Here
  • WCA - BWSR 2014 NRBG Report - Click Here
  • WCA - BWSR 2015 NRBG Report - Click Here

 

Cottonwood County Buffer Ordinance - Draft

Cottonwood County Planning Commission will be holding a work group meeting to develop a buffer ordinance and modify the existing shoreland ordinance to align with the buffer ordinance. The meeting will be held 1:00 p.m. August 7th, 2017 at  902 5th Ave, Windom, MN 56101 in the Law Enforcement Center Conference Room. 

Additional Information

Cottonwood County Resolution to Adopt Buffer Enforcement

DNR Buffer Law Shoreland Ordinance Amendment

BWSR Model County Buffer Ordinance

BWSR APO Plan

BWSR & DNR Buffer Guidance Document

Environmental Office
339 9th Street
Windom, MN 56101

Phone: 507-831-1153
Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Jared Morrill
Planning & Zoning Technician

2017 Planning Commission Board Members

  • Philip Harder-Chairman
  • Leland Thiesen-Co-Chair
  • Heidi Hansen-Secretary
  • Keith Engen
  • Sharon Tibodeau
  • Norman Holmen-County Commissioner

2017 Board of Adjustment Board Members

  • Michel LaMaack-Chairman
  • Jonathan Penner-Co-Chair
  • Heidi Hansen-Secretary
  • Lisa Fredin
  • Sharon Tibodeau