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Conditional Use Permits
Special Request Against County Ordinances
A conditional use permit is a zoning permit that allows a property owner to use their land in a manner not otherwise permitted by the Blue Earth County Ordinance. A request for a conditional use permit is taken before the Blue Earth County Planning Commission in the form of a public hearing. The Planning Commission makes a formal recommendation to the Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners take final action on the request.

Required Specific Conditions
Most conditional use permits include specific conditions of approval and operation. Such conditions are specific to the use and amended as needed to accommodate the specific request. 

Note: The Blue Earth County Planning Commission does not consider conditional use permits for Mankato or Lime Townships or for property located within city limits.

Submitting an Application
An application for a conditional use permit shall be made to the Zoning Administrator. The fee for the Planning Commission to consider a conditional use permit request is $350 (this amount may be adjusted periodically by the County Board). The processing time of a conditional use permit request varies from 5-8 weeks or more.

For More Information
To find out if a particular use requires a conditional use permit, please contact the Blue Earth County Environmental Services Department at (507) 304-4381.

George Leary
Land Use Administrator 
Chris Meeks 
Land Use Specialist-Feedlots         

Aaron Stubbs
Land Use Planner

Blue Earth County Government Center
410 S. 5th St.
P.O. Box 3566
Mankato, MN 56002-3566

Ph: (507) 304-4381
Fx: (507) 304-4431