Planning & Community Development


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St. Louis County Small Business COVID Relief Grants

An overview of the St. Louis County Small Business COVID Relief Grants  may be found here.

If you have any additional questions about the Small Business COVID Relief Grants, please email

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 will be conducted virtually by telephone or other electronic means until further notice:

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

All meetings of the St. Louis County Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment are closed to public attendance until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the declared emergency. Meetings will now be held in a virtual format. All meetings will be live streamed via WebEx, giving the public the opportunity to watch and listen, and even speak.

Citizens can submit public comments relating to the public hearing using one of the following three methods:
  • Preferred method: Email your comments to Jenny Bourbonais, St. Louis County Land Use Planning Manager, at
  • Mail your comments to one of the St. Louis County Government Services address (located in Duluth or Virginia).
  • The public will also have the opportunity to raise your “virtual hand” while utilizing the WebEx software during the public hearing. To learn more about WebEx, please visit
For further information on the upcoming April 2021 hearings, please click here.


COVID-19 Business Resources 

Provides businesses and communities information regarding resources available to them throughout St. Louis County during the Coronavirus-19 flu epidemic. Click Here


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