Click here to view the draft of Shoreland Ordinance #5 with proposed changes.

The Environmental Services Department regulates most of the shore lands in Kanabec County.

Shoreland is defined as land located within the following distances from public waters;  1,000 feet from the ordinary high water level of a lake, pond, or flowage; and 300 feet from a river or stream.  

Kanabec County requires building site permits within the regulated shorelands of the county. Building permits are approved based on compliance with Kanabec County Shoreland Ordinance #5

For information on setbacks, building requirements, non-conforming lots or other related questions, see Kanabec County's Shoreland Ordinance by clicking here

If you are building outside of the shoreland area, contact your township or city for site permits.

Building Site Permits
Site Plan Worksheet
Conditional Use Application
Variance Application



Contact Information:
Teresa Wickeham
903 Forest Ave E Mora, MN 55051
Office 320-679-6456 or email