Planning & Zoning

The Zoning Administration Department administers land use and zoning regulations for the majority of unincorporated areas in the township areas of Sherburne County to ensure that new growth and development is compatible with existing development patterns, while protecting the natural environment and the quality of life in the community.        

As of 6/20/2022 Sherburne County Planning & Zoning Department is no longer the Zoning Authority for Baldwin Township.  If you are a Baldwin Township resident, please reach out to Baldwin Township for any Zoning, Building, Septic, and Shoreland questions.

Baldwin Township: 763-389-8931   


The Planning & Zoning Department has updated the permit process to include the  Online Permit / Payment Portal.  

Video on how to use Online Permit / Payment Portal.           

Building Permits

Applications for new homes, additions, basement finishes, decks, pole buildings, garages, pools, etc., will take at least 10 working days to process.  We will call you as soon as the permit is ready to pick up.  


The county works to protect our lakes, rivers and wetlands.

Planning & Zoning

Responsible for planning the physical growth and development of the county.

Solid Waste

Management of all household, industrial and commercial wastes.

Septic Systems

Sherburne County enforces Minnesota rules regarding the installation and compliance of Sub-Surface Sewage Treatment Systems.