Planning & Zoning Department
The Planning & Zoning Department was formerly the Department of Development, or DOD.
The Planning & Zoning Department is open to walk-in customers as of June 1st, 2020. 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 Planning & Zoning Department 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 Planning & Zoning Department offers assistance to create job opportunities, diversify the economy and increase the tax base of the County.
Benton County now accepts credit card payments at the counter and through our online permitting program.
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.
Sierra CotterWetland / Solid Waste Program LeadPhone: 320-968-5074
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 AchmanLand Services DirectorPhone: 320-968-5065