The St. Louis County Planning & Community Development Department is available to the public through online, phone and walk-up services. Please be reminded that land use and onsite wastewater permits are available online. You are encouraged to complete applications and make payments online. Please 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.
Upcoming meetings of the St. Louis County Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment will be open to the public and 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 methods:
- Preferred method: Email your comments to Jenny Bourbonais, St. Louis County Land Use Planning Manager, at email@example.com.
- Mail your comments to one of the St. Louis County Government Services address (located in Duluth or Virginia).
- Provide testimony in person the day of the hearing. It is requested that you contact our office if you anticipate in-person attendance so that we may ensure social distancing measures.
- 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 www.webex.com.
For further information on the upcoming January 2022 hearings, please click here.
Cervid Farm Moratorium
Ordinance 66 places a 365-day moratorium on the creation or expansion of any new or existing captive cervid farms in St. Louis County to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The ordinance was passed by the St. Louis County Board on September 28, 2021.
As part of Ordinance 66, the Planning Commission has been directed to make a report recommendation to the County Board with respect to potential ordinance amendments regarding cervid farms in St. Louis County.
Comments or questions should be directed to St. Louis County Land Use Manager, Jenny Bourbonais, by email at bourbonaisJ@stlouiscountymn.gov.