Land Use


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The Land Use Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of land use regulations for county administered areas.

To find zoning information, click Maps on the left side of the page and you will be directed to the County Land Explorer.

Land Use Permit Applications

Land Use Videos

Draft Short Term Rental Standards

St. Louis County has been working for several years to gather input and review the need for permitting of short term (vacation home) rentals. As part of the proposed revisions to St. Louis County Zoning Ordinance 62, it is proposed to allow for the short term rental of properties through the issuance of permits in St. Louis County land use administered areas. Draft ordinance changes were approved by the Planning Commission to be distributed for further public input. The proposed draft changes are located below. Outlined in red are proposed changes and new standards. To provide input, comments may be submitted in writing to the Planning and Community Development Department, Virginia Government Services Center, 201 South 3rd Avenue West, Virginia, MN 55792 or to Jenny Bourbonais at Please submit comments by December 10, 2019. The Planning Commission will consider all comments and public testimony at the December 12, 2019 public hearing. Your input is important to us. Please contact Jenny Bourbonais at 218-749-0629 if you have any questions.