A Building Setback Permit is required to erect, expand, or relocate any building or part therof, thereby certifying that the proposed work will comply with the Zoning Ordinance.
Cost of Construction Fee
$1.00 to $1,000.00 $10.00
$1,001.00 to $25,000.00 $20.00
$25,001.00 and Up $30.00
Condition Use Hearing Fee:
Varience Hearing Fee:
Rezoning Hearing Fee:
$5,000.00 minimum+ $1,000.00/acre if over 5 acres
County Recorder Fee:
$46.00 (filing of permits)
Late or Deliquent Applications -All fees double
First Step,Contact the Planning and Zoning Technician either at 507-831-1153 Ext. 3 or at.
Second Step, Before you arrive at the office be prepared for questions that he may ask you. Some of the following are common questions that he may ask you.
Third Step, Come on into the Office, We're located in the Soil and Water Conservation Office, on the block south of the Court House.
If you are just replacing the above items and not changing the dimensions of the structure, you do not need a Setback Permit.
No, there is no setback requirements in the Ordinance requiring a Setback Permit
Irrespective and independent of lot width and depth regulations, every lot or tract that has or will have a structure located on it shall contain an area of not less than two and a half (2.5) acres or 108,900 square feet.
There shall be a minimum setback of one hundred (100) feet from all county and township right-of-ways.
Please refer to the Cottonwood County Ordinance #28, Section 11-Feedlot Setback Requirements
There shall be a minimum front yard setback of sixty-five (65) feet from the right-of-way of any public road or highway; except that; There shall be a minimum front yard of one hundred (100) feet provided from the right-of-way line of all expressways and four lane highways. Where a lot is located at the intersection of two or more roads or highway, there shall be a front yard setback on each road or highway side of each corner lot.
Side Yard regulations: There shall be a side yard having a width of not less than ten (10) feet on each side of a building.
A variance is a modification of a spcific permitted development standard required in an official control, including this ordinance, to allow an alternative development standard not stated as acceptable in the official control, but only as applied to a particular property for the purpose of alleviating a hardship, practical difficulty or unique circumstance as defined and elaborated upon in a municipality's respective planning and zoning enabling legislation.
A Conditional Use is a land use or development as defined by this Ordinanace that is generally not appropriate but may be allowed with the appropriate restrictions upon finding that: (1) certain conditions as detailed in this Ordinance exist; (2) the use or development conforms to the comprehensive land use plan of the County; and (3) is compatible with the existing neighborhood.
Cottonwood County Ordinance #28, Section 17-Shoreland Regulations
The boundaries of the shoreland district are lands located within the following distances from public waters: One thousand (1,000) feet from the ordinary high water level of a lake, pond, or flowage greater than twenty-five (25) acres in size in unincorporated areas, and three hundred (300) feet from a river or stream or the landward extent of a floodplain designated by this Ordinance on a river or stream, whichever is greater.
You can apply for a Septic Permit at the Soil and Water Coservation District Office located at 339 9th Street, Windom, MN.
Contact Cottonwood County Soil & Water at (507) 831-1153 for a listing of licensed contractors who are registered with the county or you can print a contractor listing under the Septic Inspector section located on this website.
Step 1, Contact the Soil and Water Office to let us know what you plan on doing. You can get a list of licensed septic installers/designers.
Step 2, Choose a licensed designer and installer, you will need both, contact them to set up a Initial Inspection. This usually consists of three or four parties (the designer, the installer, the County Septic Inspector, and the home owner).
Step 3, The Initial Inspection: What this consists of is taking soil borings at the proposed site to see what level the Redox (reoxidation) reactions take place at. The elevations are also taken to determine the slope on the land which the drainfield will sit.
Step 4, The septic designer will submit plans to the County Septic Inspector. The Inspector will then inturn review the plans and will approve/deny the plans.
Step 5, The County Inspector will contact the designer when the decision is made. The designer will contact the landowner and the installer. The installer then can start the installation process. Once the tank is installed but before it is covered, the County Septic Inspector will do an inspection. The same process will happen with the drainfield.
The Setback Permit is valid for 24 months or to the end of the building project.
A varience is valid indefinately on the land that they were applied to.
Conditional Use Permits may have different shelf lives depending on what they are for. Ex. Mining and Extraction have a 5 year life, while others run as long as the conditions are being met.
First thing that you will need is to sit down with the feedlot Officer and the Planning and Zoning Technician, and discuss your plans with them. They will help establish what permits that you will need to construct the buildings. You may possibly need to register a feedlot, get a short form for construction, and a setback permit.