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Zoning
Zoning Department Responsibilities
The zoning official interprets, administers, and enforces the city's land use regulations and zoning regulations for the citizens of International Falls. The city is divided into zone districts, such as residential zones, commercial zones, manufacturing zones, etc. In each zone district, land and structures may be used only for the purposes provided under permitted uses, except those uses listed under conditional uses. A copy of the city's zoning map is available at the Municipal Building, located at 600 4th Street in International Falls. Examples of commonly asked question topics relevant to land use and zoning issues are:
  • Building setbacks from property lines
  • Conditional use permits
  • Fence setbacks from property lines
  • Maximum building size, building height, etc.
  • Sign / billboard permits
  • Zoning variances

These questions can be answered by contacting the zoning official using the information  provided.

Partnerships
The zoning official works closely with the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The zoning official works with the Airport Commission Zoning Department when the subject property is within airport property, airport runway glide path, etc.

The zoning official assigns addresses within the city limits and also works with the Koochiching County Sheriff to determine 9-1-1 compliant addresses for property inside and outside of city limits.

Emergency or After Hours Contact Information
Please leave a message in the zoning officials voice mailbox by calling (218) 283-7990.

Kelly Meyers
Building and Zoning Official

Contact
Email
Phone: (218) 283-7990
Mobile: (218) 244-6169
Fax: (218) 283-3590 

Office
Municipal Building
Basement
600 4th Street
International Falls, MN 56649

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm