Planning & Zoning

The City of Dayton has completed the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. A Comprehensive Plan is a long-term guide for future growth and development of the city. State statute requires communities in the 7-county metro area to update their plan every 10-years. Major elements of the plan include land use, transportation and plans for parks and trails. You will find all the final chapters and maps prepared based on State Statue and Met Council guidelines in our resources section of the website. The Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on September 3, 2020.The City Council authorized the 2040 Plan’s submittal to the Metropolitan Council on September 22, 2020. The Metropolitan Council formally authorized adoption for the Comprehensive Plan on August 24, 2022. The City Council will formally adopted the draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan on September 27th, 2022.

The City is currently reviewing options to revise the overall Transportation Plan. The Transportation Plan as shown in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan may see changes. With a possible change in the Transportation Plan, the City may also choose to revise future Land Uses as well. Should City Council formally authorize amendments to the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, future public engagement and public hearings will be held prior to submittal to the Metropolitan Council and formal adoption of any amendments.

Currently Adopted Land Use Controls

Planning & Building Inquiries

The Planning department has a focus on customer service. If you have a question, comment, concern, or complaint related to the ordinances, development or building permits please feel free to visit us in person at 12260 South Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, MN 55327 or contact Jon Sevald, Community Development Director (763) 712-3221