Land Use Applications

Land Use Applications

The City of Northfield has seven different types of Land Use Applications. Each type undergoes a slightly different review and approval process. The most basic process is Type 1, which involves only department staff. Other review procedures may involve city commissions, boards, and even the City Council. For a more detailed description of the different types of application review procedures please see the Land Development Code, Article 5.

Land Development Code, Article 5

For applications not available below, please contact the Community Development Office at 507-645-3059.

City Fee Schedule 

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Review Type
Review Procedure
TYPE 1Staff Review OnlyAdjacent Land Conveyance
Land Development Code Interpretation
Sign Permit (Not in Historic District)
Temporary Use
TYPE 2Staff Review with Development Review Committee (DRC)Amendment to PUD Overlay 
Flood Plain Development Permit 
Site Plan Review
TYPE 3Staff Review with Heritage Preservation Commission Review and DecisionSign Permit (Historic District)
TYPE 4Staff Review and Planning Commission Recommendation with City Council Decision

*For Heritage Preservation Site decisions, there will also be a recommendation from the Heritage Preservation Commission.
Comprehensive Plan Amendment 
Conditional use Permit 
Conditional Use Permit in Flood Plain 
Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)
Heritage Preservation Site Designation 
Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat 
Zoning District Text Amendment 
Zoning Map Amendment
TYPE 5Staff Review with Planning Commission Recommendation with Decision by City CouncilMajor Subdivision Final Plat
Minor Subdivision or Lot Consolidation
TYPE 6Staff Review with Zoning Board of Appeals DecisionVariance: One, Two or Three Family
Variance: Multi-Family
Variance: Non-Residential
Variance: Flood Plain
Variance Decision Appeal
TYPE 7Staff Review with Planning Commission DecisionSite Plan: Commercial Flexible Plan
Site Plan: Commercial Standard Plan