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Big Stone County, MN

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Environmental Services

Fees and Permits

In accordance with Big Stone County Ordinances, permits are required outside the corporate limits of municipalities for:

  • All new construction
  • All structures moved and all structures replaced
  • All individual on-site sewage treatment systems
  • Excavations in excess of fifty cubic yards or ten cubic yards in shoreland areas

Fee Schedule

You can click on the Permit File below to download your form, or obtain any permit from the Environmental Office at 20 SE 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN 56278.

Permit Name Permit File Fee
Accessory/Ag Structures & Additions bldgpermitform.pdf $50.00
Residential Dwellings bldgpermitform.pdf $100.00
Sewage Treatment Systems – New Construction BSCsewerpermit.pdf $200.00
Replacement Systems & Holding Tanks BSCsewerpermit.pdf $100.00
Excavation, Commercial or All other Permits landalterationform.pdf $100.00
Aggregate Permit miningpermitapplication.pdf $100.00
Conditional Use Permit Applications (Includes Recording Fee) conditionalusepermitform.pdf $500.00
Conditional Use Application Requiring Special Meeting conditionalusepermitform.pdf $625.00
Amendment to Ordinance Application ordinanceamendmentpermitform.pdf $500.00
Rezoning Applications rezoningpermitform.pdf $500.00
Subdivision Application (For the first 5 lots; $25/lot thereafter conditionalusepermitform.pdf $500.00
Variance Application variancepermitform.pdf $350.00
Any Permit After the fact - $200.00
WCA - Boundary and Type Determination - $100.00
WCA - Replacement Plan Decision - $500.00
WCA - Banking Plan Application Decision - $500.00
WCA - Appeal of LGU Decision - $350.00