When is a building (zoning) permit needed?

Any construction in rural Clay County requires a building (zoning) permit. Including:

  • Additions
  • Garages
  • Outbuildings
  • Sheds

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

3510 12th Avenue South

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.

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1. When is a building (zoning) permit needed?
2. Do you issue building permits for the cities in Clay County?
3. How long does it take to get a building permit?
4. What is the fee for a building permit?
5. How is the land in Clay County zoned?
6. How do I find out if property is located in the flood plain?
7. How do I identify / contact my Fire District?