Zoning approval

Zoning is the first stop for anyone who wants to know if the proposed use of land is allowed.

For residential properties, zoning approval is required for projects such as building a deck, addition, porch, fence or garage.

Zoning requirements

To check zoning requirements for your property and whether you need a zoning variance (permission to use the property in spite of zoning requirements), contact 311. A zoning variance requires action by the Board of Adjustment.

Contact 311

Zoning code

The City's zoning code:

  • Appears in Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances
  • Contains zoning regulations and a zoning map
  • Governs the administration of the ordinance
  • Specifies the uses allowed and development standards for each zoning district
  • Also covers flood plain information

See Zoning Administration

Read Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances

Contact us

Minneapolis Development Review

Community Planning & Economic Development


Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Service Center hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


Minneapolis 311


Office hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday