Effective Friday March 20, 2020, until further notice, the Planning & Environmental Services office located at the County Office Building (202 West Third St, Winona, MN) will be closed to the public as a precaution aimed at slowing the spread of the on-going COVID-19 outbreak.

*The public can still continue to call into Planning & Environmental Services, email staff and mail in paperwork to the department. Additionally, paperwork can be dropped off in the dropbox outside the County Office Building and Planning staff will contact the applicants.

Phone Number: 507-457-6520
Address: 202 West Third St, Winona, MN 55987

Planning & Environmental Services 
Location: County Office Building, 202 West 3rd St, Winona, MN 55987
                     *We are on Level 1, to the right of the Health & Human Services Counter

Phone Number: (507) 457-6520 
Fax Number: (507) 454-9378
The mission of the Winona County Planning and Environmental Services Department is to provide solution-oriented services to the community through the application of professional skills, adopted plans, and standards facilitating the growth of the local economy, enhancing the quality of life, and preserving the natural environment for current and future generations.

The Planning and Environmental Services Department consists of several functions including Sustainability, Zoning and Land Use Planning, Feedlot Monitoring, Inspection Services, Well and Septic Control, Economic Development, and Water Resource Planning. The Planning and Environmental Services Department ensure the rational planning and management of residential subdivisions, agricultural enterprises and feedlots, water resources, individual septic systems, and floodplains and shorelands. The department maintains and oversees updates to the Winona County Comprehensive and Water Resources Plans and the enforcement of the Winona County Zoning Ordinance. The department issues zoning certificates, septic permits, and certificates of compliance acknowledging any property improvements satisfy all applicable standards. The department prepares all conditional use, rezone, and variance petitions, and ordinance amendments heard by the Board of Adjustment and the Planning Commission.