Planning & Zoning
- 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.