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. Below you will find all the final chapters and maps prepared based on State Statue and Met Council guidelines. The Planning Commission will be holding a Public Hearing on September 3, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. (see this link to our calendar)  We are looking for input on the plan prior to the meeting. An input form is located at the bottom of this page. All comments will be shared with the Planning Commission and City Council. The City Council will consider approval on September 22, 2020 and then the plan will be submitted to the Metropolitan Council. Comments may also be emailed to Zach Doud ( and/or Alec Henderson (

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

Comprehensive Plan Comments


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.