Washington County Development Code

Chapters List


Summaries of Ordinances Volumes I - V (shown on the left) contain a brief explanation of each ordinance and its topic. Repealed and expired ordinances are included.

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.

Original Adoption of the Washington County Development Code


Chapter 1 - Administration

  • Chapter 1 - Administration (Chapter 1 of Ordinance 127)
  • Ordinance 127 (Includes Chapter 1 and Chapter 2)
  • Ordinance 153 - Amendment (Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Part 1, 2, and 3 - Creating Two Additional Zoning Districts)
  • Ordinance 156 - Amendment (amending text in Chapter 1, Section 2, and Chapter 2, Part 3, Section 1.2 (3) (D))
  • Ordinance 159 - Amendment (Chapter 1, Section 8.2 (1) - Setting geographical distribution of Planning Advisory Commission members)
  • Ordinance 162 - Amendment (amending text in Chapter 1, Section 11 and Chapter 2, Part 3)
  • Ordinance 189 - Amendment (amending text in Chapter 1, Section 19 - Nonconforming Situations)
  • Ordinance 190 - Amendment (amending text in Chapter 1, Section 6.4 - Variance)

Chapter 2 - Zoning Regulations


  • Chapter 2 - Zoning Regulations (Chapter 2 of Ordinance 127)
    • Part 1 - Zoning Map, Districts, Uses
    • Part 2 - Density, Lot Requirements
    • Part 3 - Performance Standards
  • Ordinance 127 (Includes Chapter 1 and Chapter 2)
  • Ordinance 136 - Amendment (Changing land use designation of certain legally described property)
  • Ordinance 139 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Part One, Section 2.2(3), a "golf driving range")
  • Ordinance 141 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Section 1.1, New Scandia Township Zoning Map)
  • Ordinance 142 - Amendment (Repealing Part of Chapter 2, Part 3, Section 3.2(2) (A) (1) (a) Railroad performance standards)
  • Ordinance 143 - Amendment (Clarify duties of zoning administrator and correct typographical errors)
  • Ordinance 152 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Section 1.1, Forest Lake Township Zoning District Map)
  • Ordinance 153 - Amendment (Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Part 1, 2, and 3 - Creating Two Additional Zoning Districts)
  • Ordinance 156 - Amendment (amending text in Chapter 1, Section 2, and Chapter 2, Part 3, Section 1.2 (3) (D))
  • Ordinance 157 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Section 1.1, New Scandia Township Zoning District Map)
  • Ordinance 161 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Section 1.1, Baytown Township Zoning District Map)
  • Ordinance 162 - Amendment (amending text in Chapter 1, Section 11 and Chapter 2, Part 3)
  • Ordinance 164 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Section 1.1, New Scandia Township Zoning District Map)
  • Ordinance 169 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Section 1.1, Stillwater Township Zoning District Map)
  • Ordinance 170 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Part 3, Section 4.6, Ownership and Management of Open Space)
  • Ordinance 171 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Section 1.1, Baytown Township Zoning District Map)
  • Ordinance 172 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Part One, Section 2.2(3), Land Uses in an Agricultural District. Adding (T) "fairgrounds" and Chapter 2, Part Three, Section 2 Standards for Uses. Adding Section 2.41 - fairgrounds)
  • Ordinance 173 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Section 1.1, West Lakeland Township Zoning District Map)
  • Ordinance 176 - Amendment - Rezoning
  • Ordinance 186 - Amendment - Rezoning
  • Ordinance 191 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Section 6.0, Wind Energy Conversions Systems (WECS))
  • Ordinance 193 - Amendment (Chapter 2, Section 1.0, Zoning Maps)

Chapter 3 - Subdivision Regulations


Chapter 4 - Subsurface Sewage Treatment


Chapter 5 - Lower St. Croix Bluffland and Shoreland Management


Chapter 6 - Shoreland Management


Chapter 7 - Mining Regulations


Chapter 8 - "201" Sewer Use Regulations


  • Chapter 8 - "201" Sewer Use Regulations
  • Ordinance 59
  • Ordinance 91 - Amendment (Revisions to Ordinance 59)
  • Ordinance 70 - An Expired Ordinance (allowing for the partial payment of Special Assessments, for "201" Sewer Improvements)

Chapter 9 - Floodplain Management


Chapter 10 - Official Map Designation


  • Chapter 10 - Official Map Designation and Regulation
  • Ordinance 68 (An ordinance setting up a process to allow the Board of Commissioners of Washington County to officially designate areas needed for future public use as authorized by Minnesota Statute 394.21 to 394.37)
  • Ordinance 73 (An ordinance adopting the official map designating the boundary of the Big Marine Lake Regional Park as authorized by Washington County Ordinance No. 68)