Are you planning to replace your driveway or add a fence, shed, or other improvements to your property? If so, the City requires a zoning permit before you begin.
A Zoning Permit is required for physical improvements that do not require a building, stormwater management, or other permit. The Zoning Permit helps property owners ensure the improvement meets standard City Code requirements such as setbacks, hard surface coverage and structure height.
What types of structures require a Zoning Permit?
Examples of the types of improvements covered by a permit are listed below, but City staff are happy to review any type of physical improvement you may be planning to do, or answer questions to help determine whether it needs a permit or not.
- Patios, sport and tennis courts
- Driveway replacement/expansion and sidewalks
- Decks that do not require a Building Permit (detached decks below 30” height)
- One-story detached accessory structures used as tool or storage, playhouses/structures, and similar uses, not to exceed 200 square feet in building area (multi-story structures or those larger than 200 square feet require a building permit)
- Retaining walls less than 4 feet in height (retaining walls 4 feet and taller require a building permit-height is measured from bottom of foundation course)
Please review our handouts for more information.
How much does a Zoning Permit cost?
There is no fee for a Zoning Permit. However, in some circumstances, if a site inspection is necessary, there may be a minimal inspection fee.
How do I apply for a Zoning Permit?
To apply for a zoning permit, please complete a Zoning Permit application, including a copy of the scaled plans. Submit the application to the
- Current Zoning designations for specific properties may be obtained by calling the Zoning Hotline at (651) 675-5688.
- Land use regulations (Zoning) are located within Chapter 11 of the Eagan City Code Online
The City of Eagan Zoning Map is available to download here (Updated 07/2020 file size 10.5 MB): The Official Zoning Map is only viewable at City Hall-Community Development Department. City Staff will attempt to keep the unofficial map as updated as possible. A higher-quality print may be purchased at City Hall, in the Community Development Department for $5.00 at a new size format of 15" x 22".
Flood Zone Information
- Current FEMA flood zone maps for the City of Eagan indicate that all properties within the city are located in FEMA Flood Zone X except for properties located within the designated flood Zone AE along the Minnesota River.
- There are currently seven (7) Flood Map Community Panel Numbers for Eagan. Please visit FEMA or call the City of Eagan Planning Department to get the correct panel number. Maps are updated as of December 2, 2011.
- The City of Eagan provides Flood information as a reference tool and courtesy only. The City of Eagan is not responsible for errors or discrepancies with any provided information. Contact FEMA for more information.