City of Fifty Lakes, MN

Planning and Zoning meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the council chambers.

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Notice is hereby given the City of Fifty Lakes Planning Commission/ Board of adjustment will convene for a special meeting on Tuesday, June 4th 2024 (rescheduled from May 28, 2024) at 6:00 pm at City Hall to review and discuss regular agenda items and conduct the following public hearing: Variance Apllication v-01-24 to expand a pre-existing dwelling by adding a second story, 134 sf deck addition and 652 st entry way addition all with n the OHW level setback. The subject property is located at 16886 North Eagle Lake Rd. PINs 22240595 and 22240596. The applicants/ property owners are Laura ad Peter Sandall. All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and be heard or send written comments to City Hall at PO Box 125, Fifty Lakes, MN 56448 or via email at A staff report is made available at city hall typically one week before the scheduled meeting. - Justin Burslie, Zoning Adinistrator City of Fifty Lakes

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permits, licenses and forms

Please contact city staff before beginning any construction or improvement projects to determine if a permit is required.

Land use permits are required for most exterior projects including (but not limited to) the following:

  • All Forestry Management (logging) Operations
    New and replacement structures including houses, garages, sheds, decks, stairways, etc.
  • Fabric structures (hoop buildings/carports)
  • Additions or exterior modifications to existing structures
  • Most grading/dirt moving activities including all shoreline alterations (e.g. placement of rip-rap or sand placed above the ordinary high water level)
  • New impervious surfaces including driveways, patios, walkways, etc.
  • Temporary placement of recreational vehicles for more than twenty-one (21) consecutive days
  • Signs

Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) permits are required for the following:

  • New or replacement systems
  • Upgrade of existing systems (e.g. new septic tank or expansion of a drainfield)


Bob Stancer


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Gary Oster


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Don Reierson


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Fred Strohmeier


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Mike Milbrath


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