Zoning Applications

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Zoning Permits are required for a number of projects including, fences, lot splits and the keeping of domesticated chickens.  Not sure what permits are required for your project. Give us a call at 651-464-3550 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.


  1. Certficate of Survey
  2. Conditional Use Permits
  3. Domesticated Chickens
Certificate of Survey

The City of Forest Lake requires certain zoning applications and building permit applications to include a certificate of survey. The Certificate of Survey document [link] explains what a survey is and when they are required.

Application and Instructions

Submit completed application to Forest Lake Zoning


  1. Fence Permits
  2. Grading Permit
  3. Home Occupation
Fence Permits

Property owners planning to install a new fence will need to first obtain a permit and Certificate of Compliance from the City. Existing fences that are substantially altered (relocated, change in height or change in materials, etc.) may also require a permit.

Application and Instructions

Submit completed application to Forest Lake Zoning




  1. Interim Use Permit
  2. Kennels
  3. Lot Line Adjustments
Interim Use Permit

Zoning district land use standards may include a list of allowed interim uses. The application for an Interim Use Permit (IUP) is processed and reviewed in a two-stage Planning Commission and City Council formal review process usually initiated by an informal staff review.

Application and Instructions

Submit completed application to Forest Lake Zoning


  1. Major Subdivisions
  2. Planned Unit Development
Major Subdivisions

A Major Subdivision is a process in which more than three new lots are created and new streets and public infrastructure are constructed to serve the new lots. The application for a Major Subdivision is processed and reviewed by staff, the Planning Commission and City Council in three separate steps.

Application and Instructions

Submit completed application to Forest Lake Zoning


  1. Signs
  2. Site Plan Review
  3. Temporary Seasonal Sales
  4. Variances
Signs

Signs provide direction, information, and advertising for businesses and residents. Signs must adhere to Zoning Ordinance standards and most signs require a permit from the City. Commercial freestanding and monument signs may also require a building permit with signed engineering drawings.

Application and Instructions

Submit completed application to Forest Lake Zoning