Clay County Zoning

Over 90% of the land in Clay County is zoned Agricultural General. Other zoning districts are Agricultural Service centers, like Averill, Baker, Downer, Kragnes, Rollag, and Rustad; Highway Commercial and Limited Highway Commercial; and Urban Expansion District Tiers 1 & 2, which extends approximately 2 miles around the cities of Moorhead and Dilworth.

The lakes, rivers & streams in the county are zoned Shoreland:

  • Special Protection District
  • Residential District
  • Special Protection-Low Development
  • General Use District

The overlay zoning districts are:

  • Landing Field Overlay
  • Resource Protection
    • Aggregate 
    • Wellhead
    • Biologically Significant
  • Flood Hazard Zone
    • Floodway
    • Flood Fringe
    • General Flood Plain

To find out zoning information on a particular piece of property in rural Clay County, contact the Clay County Planning Office at 218-299-5005 or use the Online Zoning Map tool to identify the zoning on a particular property.

The incorporated cities of Clay County manage their own zoning and permitting for properties / structures within their cities. This includes the cities of:

  • Barnesville
  • Comstock
  • Dilworth
  • Felton
  • Georgetown
  • Glyndon
  • Hawley
  • Hitterdal
  • Moorhead
  • Sabin
  • Ulen