Planning & Zoning
Valley Paving, Inc. (VPI) operates an existing sand and gravel mine located in Monticello Township, Wright County, MN. VPI is proposing to expand the existing mine by an additional 77 acres. The expansion is a result of a depletion of usable aggregate at the existing mining site. The mining operation(s) would move to the new expansion area and VPI would start reclamation of the existing Site. Operation would primarily include excavation of native sand and gravel resources, and processing of the materials to produce aggregate products for use in area construction projects.
Planning and Zoning
The Planning and Zoning Office administers and enforces zoning, land use, and subdivision regulations for unincorporated areas of the county, and includes the Environmental Health, Building Inspection, and Feedlot Divisions. The department provides staff support to the County Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment. Other areas of responsibility include solid waste management, water quality testing, on-site sewage treatment regulation, construction plan review and site inspection, complaint investigations, and a number of related issues.
Compost & Recycling Facility - Household Hazardous Waste
The Wright County Compost and Recycling Facility is available for public drop-off of household hazardous waste, electronics, appliances, used tires, recyclables, and scrap metal.
To file a public health nuisance complaint, please complete an Environmental Health Complaint Form.
- Where do I go to obtain a building permit?
Wright County Planning and Zoning issues building and land use permits for all Townships in the County except for Corinna, Middleville and Stockholm Township. Our office also does permitting for the city of South Haven. We also handle septic system permitting for all Townships (except for Corinna and Middleville), as well as St. Michael, Albertville, and Hanover. You can apply for permits at the Wright County Government Center. Some permits (roofing, siding, doors/windows, fireplaces) can be applied through the mail. Call or visit our Building Permit Information page for more details.
- When do I need a building permit?
Most building projects require permits, including new building construction, reroofs, siding, windows, heating/cooling, fireplaces and plumbing. Call for specific questions or visit our Building Permit Information page.
- How do I get an address?
Our office provides addresses for all Townships except for Middleville and Stockholm. Addresses are assigned at the time of a building permit.
- When do I need to have my septic system inspected?
At property transfer, all septic systems are required to be certified as compliant. If the septic system isn't compliant, an escrow account must be created to upgrade the septic system after transfer.
Septic systems also may need to be certified before permits are issued in Shoreland areas, or for bedroom additions anywhere else in the County.