Emergency:COVID-19 latest news: Beginning Monday, March 30, all St. Louis County Courthouses and Government Services Centers will close to public through April 10, consistent with the Governor's executive order.  Details here

Planning & Community Development


Ariel View of Shoreline Community

Important information related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The St. Louis County Planning & Community Development Department currently is not able to provide walk up service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, you are able to complete your applications online or submit them in the mail. You are encouraged to call or email staff if you need any assistance. In addition, drop boxes are available for people to leave paperwork and payments at any time at the Hibbing Annex building and the Government Services Centers located in Duluth, Virginia and Ely.

Furthermore, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all public hearings and meetings for the following are postponed until further notice:

• Planning Commission
• Board of Adjustment
• Land use
• On-site wastewater
• Community development 


Planning and Community Development Department is responsible for land use planning, zoning and land subdivision administration, on-site wastewater management, community development, and enterprise GIS planning and development.

Land Use
On-Site Wastewater
Community Development
Enterprise GIS
Boards & Committees