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

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

Alex Schultz
Planning & Zoning Technician
Phone: 507-832-8287 ext. 8868
E-mail: alex.schultz@co.cottonwood.mn.us