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Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 108
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2950
Fax: 507-328-2401

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts


Community Development Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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  • Do I need to schedule an appointment to meet with a planner?

  • What are the building setbacks on my property?

  • What should I know about building a garage or shed?

  • How do I find out where my property lines are located?

  • Do I need a permit to build a fence?

  • Do I need a building permit?

  • Where can I find information about planning and zoning development permits?

  • How can I obtain a plat of my lot lines?

  • Where can I find the building permits issued by the City?

  • What if I own a historic building?

  • Who do I contact about zoning enforcement or to file a complaint?

  • Who do I contact with questions about flood plains and watershed areas?

  • What are the Community Development office hours?

  • How do I contact the Community Development Department?

  • What is the difference between Planning & Zoning?

  • What is Community Development?

  • Where can I find the Rochester Zoning Ordinance?