Land Disturbing Activities Within Water Management Districts Permit
(Use Permit, Special Use Permit, Variance)
INITIAL CONTACT: Building Safety Division, 210 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth MN 55802.
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (218) 730-5300.
FEES: See Fee SchedulePERMITS:
II. Shore lands.
Special Use Permit - Is issued for work whose nature is contrary to the permitted uses allowed by a use permit. (Exactly which activities constitute "special uses" depends on descriptions in the City Code (Chapter 51). All special use permits are subject to approval by the city's planning commission and subsequent approval by other departments depending on the nature and specifics of the activity. The procedure will require a minimum of one month for a ruling.
Variance - Application for affirmative relief from the strict provisions regulating water management districts are initiated by the building safety division. The city planning commission then will hear and grant or deny requests for water management district variances. This procedure will require a minimum of one month for a ruling.