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In accordance with legislation effective July 1, 2005, the services provided by the Local Planning Assistance Center are no longer available. However, resources produced by the Local Planning Assistance Center through June 30, 2005, will remain available from this web site. The LPA site has also been archived and can be downloaded via

Please direct requests for information packets to:
Professor Tony Filipovitch, Chair
Urban and Regional Studies Institute
Minnesota State; University at Mankato
106 Morris Hall
Mankato MN 56001

Local planning laws in Minnesota

Portions of  chapters from the Laws of Minnesota that relate to local planning for regions, counties, cities and townships in the state are listed here. You can see the complete statute by searching for keyword or chapter number at the Revisor of Statutes Web site. 


2004 Legislation Relating to Local and Metropolitan Governments June 2004: Prepared by the House Research Department, this report includes a description of "Land Use, Planning, Zoning " legislation enacted in the 2004 session (311 K, PDF). 


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Municipal codes relevant to Minnesota - Web site

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