Ordinances and Codes

County Ordinances


An Ordinance is a governmental authority law enacted or amended after adoption at a required Public Hearing presided over by the County Board. Notice of the Public Hearing is published in the official county newspaper at least ten (10) days before the Public Hearing. An ordinance is the most binding and permanent act of the Board and may be repealed or changed only by a subsequent ordinance or amendment to it.

If a copy of an ordinance has not been linked to this page or a copy of an original is needed, call the Office of Administration at 651-430-6014 to find where it may be viewed or where a copy may be obtained.

Ordinance Topics Index


The following is a list of active ordinance topics.

"201" Sewer Use Ordinance

Acquisition of Development Rights


Administrative and Licensing Procedures for County


Alcohol Licensing Enforcement


All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) in the Public Right of Way of Roads under the County's Jurisdiction, Management of


Big Marine Lake Regional Park, Adoption of Official Map


Brown's Creek Water Management Tax District


Building Code, Minnesota State; Administration, Enforcement, and Fees


Comprehensive Plan, Washington County - 2030


Condominium Floors Plans - approval by the County Surveyor before recording


Development Code, Original Adoption of


Floodplain Management Regulations


Food Code


Golf Driving Ranges


  • Ordinance 139 - Amendment to Ordinance 127 - Chapter 2, Part One, Section 2.2(3), a

Hazardous Waste Management, Establishing Standards for


Intoxicating Liquor on Sundays, Sale of


Juvenile Curfew, County-Wide


Licensing and Administrative Procedures


Lodging Establishment


Lower St. Croix River Bluffland and Shoreland Management


Map Ordinance, Official


Manufactured Home Park, Recreational Camping Area, and Youth Camp


Mining Regulations


Nuisance, Public Health


Park - Rules and Regulations


Park Commission, Establishment of


Pool, Establishes Standards for Design, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Public


Railroad Performance Standards


  • Ordinance 142 - Amendment to Ordinance 127 - Repealing Part of Chapter 2, Part 3, Section 3.2(2) (A) (1) (a) Railroad performance standards

Recreational Camping Areas, Manufactured Home Park, and Youth Camp


Regulating Administration and Enforcement of Licenses and Permits of Pertinent Ordinances


Right of Way, Management of County Highways


Sewage Treatment System Regulations, Subsurface


Shoreland Management


Solid Waste Management


Subdivision Regulations


Surveys of Land Filed with the County Surveyor


Sylvan Lake Surface Use Regulations


Tobacco, Youth Access to


Water Well Sealing


Youth Camp, Manufactured Home Park, and Recreational Camping Areas


Zoning