Planning & Zoning

The Meeker County Planning and Zoning department manages the creation and application of size and use restrictions imposed upon land owners in the county in accordance with the Meeker County Zoning Ordinance.

This is the department that issues land use permits, sewer permits, applications for variance - as they apply to setbacks, conditional use permits and applications for rezoning. This department also controls and enforces all rules and regulations pertaining to feedlots and the Shoreland District.
Administration Building

Department of Natural Resources

The Planning and Zoning department works closely with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Soil Conservation Services as it relates to the wetland program.

It is crucial that any resident planning construction, building, or land alteration projects within Meeker County consult the Planning and Zoning department regarding any rules, regulations, and/or necessary permits prior to starting the project.

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The legislature provides funds to Meeker County to implement state feedlot regulations. The amount the County receives is primarily based on the number of feedlots in the County.

To see a list of the annual grant reports that show the amount and kind of work that was done, as well as the cost to perform the work.

The County Feedlot Officer, Ann Steinhaus, should be contacted at 320-535-3075 if there is any interest in further details.

Waste & Recycling

This office also serves the public regarding solid waste, household hazardous waste, and recycling issues. Staff handles the scheduling and organizing of any waste collection events that may be held within the county. This office also works closely with the staff of the Meeker County Transfer Station on matters regarding solid waste hauling and recycling. Educating the county on household hazardous waste and recycling matters is a priority and the office acts as the contact for questions from the public.