The Comprehensive Plan is an official document adopted by the Washington County Board as a policy guide to decisions about the physical development of the county. The plan sets broad policies to direct future growth and development in the areas of land use, transportation, parks, housing, natural resources, historic resources, and public facilities.
Development Code Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 394 the Washington County Development Code is intended to preserve and protect natural resources and the environment. The 10 chapters in the Development Code are used to guide development in civil townships or unincorporated parts of the county. Fees are charged for various zoning applications and subdivisions. These fees are set annually by the County Board.
Zoning Maps identify the zoning districts for each township in Washington County. They are intended for reference purposes only. Please contact the Zoning Administrator before preparing a land use permit application or a subdivision plat. Adobe Reader is required to view Zoning Maps.