Planning & Zoning

Planning Division

The City of Northfield’s Planning Division manages the growth and development of the community by administering the land use regulations outlined in the city's guiding documents, such as:

Comprehensive Plan

Land Development Code

Transportation Plan

The planning division coordinates the application process for zoning changes, conditional use permits, variances, annexations, and subdivisions. Planning division staff also support several boards and commissions concerned with land use and development.

Active subdivisions

The city maintains a list of the un-built lots in subdivisions in Northfield.

List of available lots

Customer service

We highly value your business and want to make sure you have a timely and professional experience working with Building Inspections and Community Development. If any questions or concerns arise, please contact the Community Development director.

Zoning Verification Letters

If you require a zoning verification letter, please fill out this request form and mail the $100.00 fee to City of Northfield, Attn: Community Development, 801 Washington St., Northfield, MN 55057.