Department of Development
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.
Development Code Update!
Benton County adopted the 2040 Comprehensive Plan on June 4th, 2019. We are now in the process of updating the Development Code to ensure our land use regulations support the new comprehensive plan. The sections to be amended are available by following this link. Sections will be posted as they are ready for public review.
Roxanne AchmanDepartment of Development DirectorPhone: 320-968-5069Responsibilities include: Overall departmental administration, platting and administrative land splits, conditional/interim use permits and variance requests.
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.
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.