When do I need a Zoning Permit?

Carlton County Zoning and Environmental Services is the zoning authority for all areas of Carlton County except the following cities:

  • Barnum
  • Carlton
  • Cloquet
  • Cromwell
  • Kettle River
  • Moose Lake
  • Scanlon
  • Wrenshall
  • Wright
  • Thomson Township

Carlton County also has zoning authority in shore land areas (property within 1,000 feet of a classified lake or 300 feet of a classified river or stream) in the City of Cromwell, City of Carlton and Thomson Township. Zoning permits (PDF) are required for building or moving any structure, no matter the size, including:

  • Additions
  • Decks
  • Dwellings
  • Garages
  • Outhouses
  • Privacy fences
  • Sheds
  • Signs
  • Storage containers
  • Canvas hoop structures
  • Pergola
  • Yurt
  • Play House

Zoning Permits are not required for replacing windows, doors, re-siding or re-roofing (new shingles). For more information, contact us at 218-384-9176.

Show All Answers

1. When do I need a Zoning Permit?
2. What is my zoning district?
3. What are the required setbacks?
4. Does the County enforce the State Building Code?
5. Where do I get a permit for installing a well?
6. Where do I get a permit for a septic system?
7. When am I required to have my septic system inspected?
8. Can I fill a swamp or low area on my property?
9. Can I cut down trees on my lakeshore property?