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Planning and Zoning

City staff contact:
Position Name Email Phone Number
Zoning Administrator/Accounting Clerk Jennie Meyer jmeyer@ci.walker.mn.us 218-547-5503

The Zoning Administrator and Building Official are responsible for the following:
1. Administer zoning code and nuisance abatement
2. Process building permits, conditional use, interim use, and variance permit applications
3. Revise zoning ordinances
4. Completes Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments agendas, packets, and minutes, and attends meetings
5. Maintains and updates comprehensive plan at the direction of the Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments and the City Council

What is the purpose of zoning?

Zoning allows a city to control the development of land within the community - both the type of structures built and the allowable uses. The City of Walker uses zoning ordinances to guide development and ensure that land gets used in a way that promotes both the best use of the land and the prosperity, health, and welfare of the City's residents.

By creating zoning districts with specific allowable uses, the City assures adequate space is provided for each use and a transition area of buffer exists between distinct and incompatible uses. Adequate separation us uses prevents congestion, minimizes fire and other health and safety hazards, and keeps residential areas free of potential commercial and industrial nuisances such as smoke, noise, and light. 

Do I need a building permit?
Building Permit Flyer


Applications and Instructions:
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Building Permit5 documents

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Land Use PermitNo documents