Environmental Services/Zoning & Parks

  1. Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District Accepting Applications

    The Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District (LID) is accepting candidate applications for the election of one Area 3 Director position and one Area 4 Director position. Read on...
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Responsibilities & Duties

The Chisago County Environmental Services Office administers the zoning ordinance, solid waste ordinances, shoreland ordinance, septic ordinance, the Wetland Conservation Act, and the Prohibited Animals Ordinance.

The department also enforces ordinances and building codes, coordinates recycling, household hazardous waste programs, and provides education and information for all of the above.


We are located in Room 243 of the Chisago County Government Center (313 North Main Street) in Center City, Minnesota.

Department hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please arrive by 4:00 p.m. for building permits. We are closed on weekends and holidays.