Land Development & Land Use Process
Overview of the Development and Land Use Permit Process
Welcome to the Scott County development and land use permit process. Scott County's Planning Department staff are here to assist with making the development process as economical and efficient as possible.
The links found on this page outline requirements and procedures which should be followed. The Planning Department is the primary contact throughout the review and approval process.
Questions? Contact Planning staff anytime for assistance at 952-496-8475.
Process Information for Developers
The following information needs to be prepared by the developer/applicant for a complete application. It serves as the basis for discussions between the developer, Planning Department, and Town Board representatives.
The Development Review Team (DRT) process is intended to provide the Developer with an advisory review of the request through a sketch plan, without incurring major costs. Detailed requirements are in the Zoning (PDF) and Subdivision (PDF) Ordinances.
- Subdivision Process Flow Chart (PDF)
- Land Use Applications Process Flow Chart (PDF) - See below for specific instances
The approval process includes a unique partnership between your Town Board and Scott County. Learn more about Elected Officials across Scott County.
- The Township is the road authority and is responsible for planning, construction standards, and maintenance of the local road system.
- They also are the responsible governmental unit for wetland issues (delineation and alteration approval) maintenance of drainage systems.
- Local parks are also the responsibility of the Township.
- Planning and zoning authority, grants approval for all subdivisions and planning actions related to the plat (PDF) or conditional use permit (PDF)
- Building Code for construction of all buildings in the eleven (11) Townships
- Hazardous Waste and Solid Waste Management
- Individual Sewage Treatment Systems (ISTS)
- Regional and County parks, trails, and open space
- Road authority for County road system (planning, construction standards, and maintenance)
- Watershed authority through Scott Watershed Management Organization (Scott WMO) all areas of the County, except for the Prior Lake/Spring Lake and Lower Minnesota Watershed Districts
We look forward to working with you throughout the process.