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Zoning Ordinance

Click below to download our Zoning Ordinance.

For Assistance with your zoning questions please email the Zoning Administrator:

email: zoningadmin@lakewoodmn.org
Zoning Administrator: Shona Phipps
Office Hours: Monday Evenings 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Town Hall office: 218.525.4991

 Lakewood Zoning Fees:



Single Family / Residential Dwelling


Single family dwelling 1800 sq. ft or less


Single family dwelling greater than1800 sq. ft


Single Family / Residential Accessory Structures


Accessory structure 250 sq. ft. or less


Accessory structure 251 - 1200 sq. ft.


Accessory structure greater than 1200 sq. ft.




Single Family / Residential Additions


Residential structure additions


Accessory building additions




Commercial structure


Commercial accessory building


Commercial structure additions


Administrative Actions


Appeal of Administrative Decision by Zoning Administrator to the Board of Adjustment or Planning Commission by Applicants


Appeal of Planning Commission or Board of Adjustment Decision


After-the-fact permit fee

3 times fee

Permit Extension


Conditional Uses


Conditional use permit – adult / sexually oriented business (accessory)


Conditional use permit – adult / sexually oriented business (principal)


Conditional use permit - commercial


Conditional use permit - home business / occupation


Conditional use permit - public utility facility


Conditional use permit - unless otherwise noted


Conditional use permit - utility corridor


 Planned Residential Development

$9,000 + $200 per dwelling*



On Site


Site Permits


Parking lot of 1 acre or greater


Land Alteration Permit




Preliminary Plat


Final Plat








Zoning Amendments


Zoning map text amendments






Towers / Antenna






Borrow Pit


Fill Importation

$20 per day with 5 day minimum

All other permits


Zoning Ordinance Copy


Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) Copy


*Additional Fee Required

If, during the course of any matter for which a fee is required, the Town Board determines that outside services should be retained to aid processing the matter, the Town Board may require payment of an additional fee in the amount the Town Board believes will cover the cost of the outside services. The Town Board may cease work on the matter until such additional fees are paid to Lakewood. If the additional fees are or, in the judgment of the Town Board, will be exhausted before the matter is completed, the Town Board may require additional fee amounts to be paid, and may cease work on the matter until such additional fees are paid to Lakewood. Lakewood shall track such additional fees in a separate account and return any funds in this account that remain after the matter is completed and the time for any appeals is passed. Failure to pay additional fees as determined by the Town Board shall serve as grounds for an adverse decision on the matter and termination of the proceedings.

Adopted at the Board of Supervisors meeting held on December 5, 2012. Revisions were passed on February 3, 2016. 
Subpages (1): Comp Land Use Plan