Planning & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning department is responsible for reviewing all building and land use related requests. This may include, but not limited to, building permits, special land use permits and land use changes. The Planning and Zoning department is also responsible for the Comprehensive Plan. The City has adopted a comprehensive plan in order to manage the City’s growth to ensure suitable uses of the land. The other goal of the comprehensive plan is to protect the natural environment of Dayton.

Currently Adopted Land Use Controls

Draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan

The Planning department has been hard at work drafting the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. Please stay tuned to this web page, as well as Planning Commission agendas for subsequent public hearings. The City’s draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan Chapters and Appendices can be read below. While the maps can be found within the chapters, we have uploaded them separately as well for convenience. Please contact the Planning and Zoning department if you have any questions. 

Draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan Chapters

Draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan Appendices

Draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan – Important Maps and Figures

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. The Planning Department can also be reached by calling 763-712-3221.