Planning

Department Responsibilities

The Community Development Department administers and enforces the city’s zoning code, comprehensive plan, and design standards. The department provides technical assistance to both the Planning Commission and City Council. The Community Development Department is also responsible for the review of development applications to ensure compliance with Wayzata’s ordinances and policies.

Community Development

Development Applications

To apply for a development application, submit all of the required documents via email to Valerie Quarles, vquarles@wayzata.org. Staff will continue to review the development applications and communicate the potential Planning Commission and City Council meeting dates. To submit the development application fee and escrow, mail a check to Wayzata City Hall at 600 Rice Street East Wayzata, MN 55391. Please confirm the amount with staff before mailing.

Fence/Sign/Outdoor Sidewalk Café Permit Applications

To apply for a fence, sign, or outdoor sidewalk café permit, send all of the required information or any questions to Valerie Quarles at vquarles@wayzata.org. For the application fees required, send a check to Wayzata City Hall at 600 Rice Street East Wayzata, MN 55391. You can confirm the amount with staff before sending. All permits can be found here

Zoning Letters

To request a Zoning Letter, submit the address and any additional information to Valerie Quarles at vquarles@wayzata.org. Send the required Zoning Letter fee to Wayzata City Hall at 600 Rice Street East Wayzata, MN 55391. You can confirm the amount with staff before sending.

Zoning Information Requests 

For any zoning related questions, contact Valerie Quarles at vquarles@wayzata.org or at 952-404-5313. You can also access the City Code at https://library.municode.com/mn/wayzata/codes/code_of_ordinances.

Planning Commission Meeting Information

Planning Commission meetings are held in-person, but can be accessed virtually by the public. Learn how to access a virtual meeting and how the public can participate.