1. Before You Start
  2. Annexations
  3. Certificate of Appropriateness
  4. City Council Appeals
  5. Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  6. Conditional and Interim Use
  7. Mining & Silica Sand
  8. Floodplain
  9. Land Disturbance/ Bluffland Development
  10. Signage
  11. Site Plans
  12. Subdivisions
  13. Unified Development Code
  14. Variance
  15. Wetlands

Planning and Zoning Applications

Prior to land development or building expansion, the Planning Department reviews projects to ensure compliance with City Code.  

Click on the tabs to the left to access the various applications reviewed by the Planning Department and learn more about the specific process for each type. The general process for applicants is outlined below.

Step One: Review Requirements

Step Two: Contact Staff and Submit Application Materials

Call 507-457-8250 or send an e-mail inquiry with any questions and/or to notify staff of your project prior to submitting an application. 

Pre-application meetings can be beneficial for all projects, and are required for some project types. A pre-application meeting provides an opportunity for applicants to meet with City staff to discuss the land development proposal, anticipated steps in the review process, and information that should be submitted with the application.

Applications, payments and all necessary material can be turned in to the Planning and Zoning Department at City Hall (207 Lafayette Street, Room 210).

Step Three: Staff Review and Applicable Commission or Council Review

Reference the review process in the UDC Application Manual (PDF). More specifics can be found on the tab for each individual application. Timeframes for review vary depending on application type.

Applicants must be present at all hearings in which their case is heard.

Step Four: Pull Required Permits

Following a decision and any applicable appeal period, pull building, engineering, and/or other required City permits.

  1. Planning & Zoning

    Physical Address
    207 Lafayette Street
    Room 210
    Winona, MN 55987

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 378
    Winona, MN 55987

    Fax: 507-457-8212