Department of Development
The Department of Development is open to walk-in customers as of June 1st, 2020. We are able to assist one customer at a time. If we are currently assisting a customer, you may be asked to wait in line, which in some cases, may extend outside of the building as capacity within the building is limited. We ask that you still consider calling or emailing our office instead of visiting if and when it is feasible. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration!
The Benton County Department of Development provides services related to the use and development of land as guided by the County’s goals and objectives within the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
The Department is responsible for the administration of Local, State and Federal laws and rules such as the Development Code, Wetland Conservation Act, Shoreland regulations and Flood Plain Management. The Department of Development offers assistance to create job opportunities, diversify the economy and increase the tax base of the County.
Please note, Benton County does not accept credit cards for payment.
Sean MoeLand Use TechnicianPhone: 320-968-5070Responsibilities include: SSTS review, permitting and inspection, soil verification, review/issue land use permits, code compliance inspections, update/coordinate MSAG and 911 addressing.
Dan HoferLand Use TechnicianPhone: 320-968-5068Responsibilities include: SSTS review, permitting and inspection, soil verification, review/issue land use permits and code compliance inspections.
Mark McNamaraWetlands / Solid Waste LeadPhone: 320-968-5074Responsibilities Include: Wetland Conservation Act, solid waste management program, Amnesty Days, natural resource block grant and flood plain management.
Scott ZwickGIS CoordinatorPhone: 320-968-5075Responsibilities include: Coordinates and oversees county-wide GIS implementation, maintains parcels boundaries, maintains and updated GIS information.
Karen LoehrerAdministrative SecretaryPhone: 320-968-5065Responsibilities include: Responds to public inquiries, prepares public notices, maintain files and records.
David BarsodyBuilding OfficialPhone: C: 612-219-2252Phone:
Benton County contracts with David Barsody of Inspection Services of Central Minnesota, Inc.
Roxanne AchmanDepartment of Development DirectorPhone: 320-968-5065Responsibilities include: Overall departmental administration, platting and administrative land splits, conditional/interim use permits and variance requests.