Community Development

Welcome to Community Development!  Wearing a mask inside City buildings is encouraged, but not mandatory for those who have received the COVID-19 vaccination.  Visitors who are not vaccinated are asked to please continue wearing a mask.


Welcome to the Red Wing Community Development Department. Our core functions include: 

  • Building inspections and permits
  • Economic development through the Port Authority
  • Permits and licenses
  • Zoning and planning
  • Sustainability


We are available to help you navigate through various city codes and regulations, such as those related to:

  • Buildings, signs, and fences
  • Historic preservation 
  • Various permits and licenses (see below)
  • Zoning and Subdivisions

Other Assistance

My staff can also assist with:

  • Business growth in Red Wing
  • Business Financing (through the Port Authority)
  • Permitting requirements 
  • Development site locations