The Environmental Services Department administers the following ordinances: Shoreland Management, Subdivision, Subsurface Sewage Treatment System, Sign, Buffer, Adult Use, and E911, and is responsible for the County’s aquatic invasive species program and geographic information system (GIS) services.

In doing so, we are responsible for the issuance of all required permits, processing of variance and conditional use applications, inspections of sewage treatment systems, proper subdivision and/or platting of land, and maintenance of the County E911 address system and tax parcel map.

Environmental Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Government Center at 301 Court Ave. Park Rapids.

New - Short-Term Rental Regulations in Shoreland Management Ordinance, Amendment 20 
Effective May 1, 2022 - click here to view. Frequently asked questions - click here.

Updated Fee Schedule - Effective January 1, 2022, Environmental Services Department fees will increase as shown in the linked new fee schedule.


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