Community Development Department



monday - Wednesday:    9:00 am - 1:00 PM

thursday & Friday:          closed

In our continuing efforts to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our employees while minimizing business disruption for our customers related to COVID-19, the Community Development Department will provide limited services by APPOINTMENT ONLY for New Business Tax Receipts (BTR) Applications, BTR Transfers, and BTR Renewals.

To make an appointment, please email us at  All appointments will be handled by teleconference and documents will be processed electronically.

All other services are temporarily suspended, until further notice.

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department Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of a planner is to serve the public interest. The Community Development Department seeks to serve through a number of activities in the City of St. Cloud. The Department’s work categories include:

  • Current Planning
  • Long Range Planning
  • Local Business Taxes
  • Land Development Code
  • Land Development Code Setback and Use Tables **Revised February 23, 2017**
  • Applications, Checklists, Forms and Fees
  • Temporary Backyard Chicken
  • Annexation Information and FAQ's
  • DRC Schedule (PDF)
  • Board Meeting Videos
  • Comprehensive Plan (PDF)
  • Maps
  • Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Packets
  • Envision St. Cloud Master Plan