Planning and Zoning

Our Mission:

Administration of land use controls that guide property development in order to facilitate the growth of the local economy, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the natural environment for current and future generations.

We add value by:
  • Creation and maintenance of land use and zoning ordinances to reflect the intent of the Cook County Land Use Guide Plan
  • Preparation and coordination for Board of Adjustment meetings.
  • Responding to questions and acting as an information resource
  • Assisting property owners in property development planning
  • Finding a balance between landscape preservation and private development

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Notice to property owners:
The licensing of building trade contractors is managed directly through the State of Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry website allows you to determine if your building, electrical or plumbing contractor is properly licensed.

See also:
State licensed septic contractors working in Cook County 

Contact Us

Bill Lane
Zoning Administrator

Joseph Routh
Stormwater Management & Enforcement

Mitch Travis
Land Use Specialist

Cook County Courthouse
411 W. 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Fax: 218.387.3042
Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm
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