The Faribault County Zoning Ordinance divides the county into zoning districts for the purpose of regulating structures and use of the land.  The purpose of defining these districts was to minimize conflict between incompatible uses and to provide for orderly development.  Each district includes a definition of how the land may be used, such as lot area, size of buildings, and
setbacks.  By defining the regulations and uses within each district, the county hopes to encourage the most appropriate use of the land while respecting economic and environmental values, and recognizing rights of property owners and land use patterns.

While each district allows for a specific number of permitted uses, there are additional uses, called conditional uses, which may be allowed subject to a public hearing process.  For more information on conditional uses or variances, or to obtain a copy of the application form, contact the Planning and Zoning Office.


Section 1 Purpose
Section 2 Title
Section 3 Jurisdiction, Scope & Interpretation
Section 4 Rules and Definitions
Section 5 Classification Districts
Section 6 A-1 Shoreland Agriculture District
Section 7 A-2 General Agriculture District
Section 8 R-1 Rural Residence District
Section 9 R-2 Shoreland Residential District
Section 10 R-3 Manufactured Home Park District
Section 11 B-1 Highway Service Business District Amended 8/2/2004
Section 12 B-2 General Business District
Section 13 I-1 Light Industry District
Section 14 I-2 Heavy Industry District
Section 15 General Regulations
Parking and Loading Regulations
Sign Regulations
Extraction of Minerals, Open Pits, Impounding Water
Performance Standards
Additional Requirements, Exceptions, Modifications
Permits, Information Filing for Essential Services
Section 16 Conditional Use Permits Amended 12/18/2012 
Section 17 Non-Conforming Uses
Non-Conforming Signs
Non-Conforming Junk Yards
Alterations, Moving
Residential Alterations
Normal Maintenance
Special Provisions
Construction on Non-Conforming Lots or Record
Section 18 Building Permits
Section 19 Junk Yards Conditional Use
Section 20 Shoreland Regulations
Section 21 Tower Facilities Ordinance Adopted 3/1/2005
Section 22 Feedlot Ordinance Amended 12/1/2004
Section 23 Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Ordinance Amended 6/17/2014
Section 24 911 Rural Signing Ordinance Adopted 10/19/2004
Section 25 Administration and Enforcement
Section 26 Planning Commission Amended 12/18/2012
Section 27 Board of Adjustment Amended 12/18/2012
Section 28 Variances Amended 12/18/2012
Section 29 Amendment
Section 30 Violations, Penalties and Enforcement
Section 31 Validity
Section 32 Repeal
Section 33 Date of Effect
Section 34 Other Ordinances
Solid Waste Ordinance
Floodplain Ordinance
Floodplain Management
Huntley Sewer Service District Ordinance Adopted 12/2007
Subdivision Ordinance
Airport Ordinance Adopted 3/10/2011
Section 35 Renewable Energy Ordinance Adopted 7/19/2016
Section 36 Adult Use Ordinance Adopted 7/17/2012
Section 37 Pipeline Ordinance Adopted 3/5/2013
Section 38 Buffer Ordinance Adopted 10/17/2017

OFFICIAL ZONING MAPS - includes 20 township maps and unincorporated areas



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