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Cabin Property

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It is important to read the questions carefully! The fee for your project is calculated by the information provided in your online submittal form. Unless you have multiple projects you are proposing, please check only the boxes that pertain to your project. If you are unsure, please don’t hesitate to call our office to discuss your project; we would be happy to walk you through the process. 218-749-7103 or 218-725-5000. Alternately, you may email us at

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Administration of Zoning Township/City

A variance may be necessary when a landowner has plans for property that does not comply with the county ordinance Subdivision Ordinance 60SSTS (Septic) Ordinance 61 and Zoning Ordinance 62. It is advisable that a landowner discuss a variance request with staff prior to submitting an application.