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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


Applications and Fees

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Zoning Compliance Letters

Complete the Zoning Compliance Letter Request and email to or mail with appropriate fee to:

City of Rochester Community Development Department, 201 4th Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Pre-Development Meetings

Rochester requires that Pre-Development meetings be held for the following development applications.

1. General Development Plans
2. Zoning District and Land Use Plan Amendments
3. Site Development Plans
4. Commercial and Industrial Development proposals
5. Residential Developments containing more than four dwelling units
6. Type III Conditional Use Permits

The applicant must make a request by completing the Pre-Development Meeting Request Form and including site plans and related information that clearly describes the proposed development. The purpose of the meeting is to provide feedback to the applicant or the applicant’s authorized representative that will enable the applicant to better plan and prepare for the formal development application submittal of the necessary documents for review. There is no charge for a Pre-Development meeting. 

Development Informational Meeting (DIM) Requests

Complete the DIM Request Form and submit to

Application Deadlines

All applications must be filled out in their entirety and brought into the office with appropriate fees. For questions on which application you need to use, please contact the Community Development Department at 507.328.2950.

2020 City Planning & Zoning Commission Application Deadlines
2020 City Council Application Deadlines
2020 Zoning Board of Appeals Application Deadlines

Approved Fees

Application Forms & Submittal Requirements

Submittal of a Traffic Impact Study is required for several development applications per Section 61.520-61.529 of the Rochester Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Manual.


Application form w/fee

1920-32 Attachment A
* 1 property description/exhibit

Type I Application Process
Type II Application Process
Type III Phase I Application Process
Type III Phase II Application Process
Type III Phase III Application Process