County Planning & Zoning

Building Permits

Building Permits

Please take a few minutes and stop by our office to get your permit prior to construction. Fees will double for all after the fact building permits. 

A Land Use Permit is requested for:

  1. Any new structure, addition or accessory structure. Such structures include but are not limited to: dwellings, additions, garage, storage sheds, grain bins, grain legs, and barns. 
  2. Moving a structure from one location to another. 

A Land Use Permit is not required for:

  1. A Deck that is not enclosed and does not have a roof. 
  2. New Siding, windows, shingles, and interior remodeling. 


  1. Township/County Road: 100' from the center line of the road. 
  2. County State Aid Road: 125' from the center line of the road. 
  3. State/Federal Hwy: 150' from the center line of the road.
  4. Side Yard and Rear Yard: Setbacks may vary based on Zoning District and type of structure. 

For all zoning requirements and setbacks, please refer to the last page of the County Ordinance or call our office. 

Building Permit Application (pdf)


Conditional Use Application (pdf)


Re-Zoning Application (pdf)


E-911 Sign Application (pdf)

Pipestone County Contractors

Pipestone County Contractors

When choosing a contractor to complete your next project, we ask that you take the time and make sure that your contractor is licensed for your protection. All Residential Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical contractors are required to be licensed or bonded. We have compiled a list of both licensed and specialized professionals to assist you with your next project. Our contractor list includes:

  • Dirt/Gravel
  • Concrete
  • Building
  • Cabinetry
  • Drywall/Painters
  • Landscaping
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Septic
  • Well Repair
  • Manure Haulers
  • Commercial Applicators 

Contractor List (xlsx)


Data Practice Policy

If you are looking for specific information, we ask that you please read the Pipestone County Data Practices Policy and make a formal request as explained in the policy for the data you would like to obtain.