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.

Hubbard County Committee Appointment
Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment
Hubbard County Commissioner District 2 is seeking a representative to serve on the Hubbard County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment. The position includes sound planning and environmental protection for Hubbard County. Must be able to deal with conflict. The position requires availability on the 3rd Thursday and/or Friday of each month, 8:30 a.m. until completion for lot reviews, and the 4th Monday of each month, 5:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. for the meeting. Compensation provided. Contact Environmental Services at 218-732-3890 with questions. Submit letters of interest detailing your qualifications to the Hubbard County Administrator's Office, 301 Court Avenue, Park Rapids, MN 56470 or via email at Letters are accepted until Thursday, February 29th.

Failing Septic System Upgrade Grant for Low Income Households - beginning Oct. 17, 2023
Hubbard County Environmental Services is pleased to announce that it has $79,978 in new grant funding available to help low income households upgrade failing septic systems. Since the grant program began in 2013, $124,435 has been given to help fifteen households upgrade their septic systems. Homesteaded single-family homes and duplexes with a failing septic system that are not in a stage of foreclosure are eligible. Annual income limits are $70,550 for households of up to four persons and $93,150 for households of five to eight persons. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and can be obtained at the Env. Services Department or in the Env. Services Document Center on this webpage. For more information, please contact Env. Services at 218-732-3890.

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