Interim Use Permits

An interim use permit is a zoning permit that allows a property owner to use their land for temporary uses in a manner not otherwise permitted by the Blue Earth County Code of Ordinances.

A request for an interim use permit is taken before the Blue Earth County Planning Commission in the form of a public hearing. The Planning Commission makes a formal recommendation to the Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners take final action on the request.  The process for an interim use permit is the same as a conditional use permit and the standards for interim use permits were adopted on August 25, 2020. 

Note: The Blue Earth County Planning Commission does not consider interim use permits for Mankato or Lime Townships or for property located within city limits.

Submitting an Application

An application for a an interim use permit shall be made to the Zoning Administrator. The specific application criteria vary based on the type of use that is proposed. The processing time for an interim use permit request varies from 5-8 weeks or more. The fees for the Planning Commission to consider an interim use permit request are as follows:

  • Interim Use Permit - $700
  • Interim Use Permit - Home Occupation - $800 
  • Interim Use Permit - Extraction of Minerals/Mining - $1,000
These fees may be adjusted periodically by the County Board.

For More Information

To find out if a particular use requires an interim use permit or to inquire about applying for an interim use permit, please contact the Blue Earth County Property and Environmental Resources Department at (507) 304-4251.