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Any construction in rural Clay County requires a building (zoning) permit. Including:
A permit must be issued before any construction can begin. A Building Permit Application can be printed at home or picked up at the:
The Planning Office
807 11th St. N.
Moorhead, MN 56560
After an applicant or contractor completes an application, it must be presented to the township for their approval. Some township officers will just sign them independently, but some townships require the applicant to come to a township meeting. After that, the application must be returned to the Planning Office, with payment, to receive final approval.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are available on the Clay County website. The Planning and Zoning staff can assist with looking up flood zones for specific parcels on the maps, they can be reached by telephone at 218-299-5005 or by email.