Environmental Office

What We Do

Environmental Office

The Cottonwood County Environmental Office is committed to promoting the public health, safety, and general welfare of the County citizens through the development, implementation and administration of appropriate Planning, Zoning, and Subdivision Regulations which follow applicable State and Federal laws and the Cottonwood County Comprehensive Plan and applicable Ordinances. 

Planning and Zoning

  •  Setback permits
  •  Conditional use permits
  •  Variances
  •  County Ordinances
  •  Subdivision regulations
  •  Approval of surveys
  •  Floodplain/Floodway information
  • Any Planning Commission meeting or Board of Adjustments meeting from the 26th of August 2021 and on can be found on our Cottonwood County Environmental Office Youtube Channel or available in the Environmental Office

Feedlot Officer

  • Permitting and Inspecting
  • 2021 Feedlot Annual Report Click here
  • 2021 Financial Report Click here

Septic Inspector

  • Licensed Contractors Click here 
  • Property Transfer Septic System Disclosure/Agreement Form- Click here

Ag Inspector

  • Enforce noxious weed laws
  • Seed and feed inspection
  • Commercial pesticide testing
  • Bio-control of noxious weeds

Water Planning



Department Contact

210 10th Street
Windom, MN  56101

Planning and Zoning Technician
Alex Schultz
210 10th st
Windom, MN 56101
Phone: 507-832-8287 ext. 8868
E-mail: alex.schultz@co.cottonwood.mn.us


Water Conservation Act (WCA)

David Bucklin
Contact
210 10th st
Windom, MN 56101
Phone: 507-832-8287
Email: david.bucklin@co.cottonwood.mn.us

2019 Planning Commission Board Members

  • Philip Harder-Chairman
  • Keith Engen-Co-Chair
  • Heidi Hansen-Secretary
  • Lindsey Cartwright
  • Gary Olson
  • Norman Holmen-County Commissioner

2019 Board of Adjustment Board Members

  • Michel LaMaack-Chairman
  • Jonathan Penner-Co-Chair
  • Heidi Hansen-Secretary
  • Lisa Fredin
  • Lindsey Cartwright