City of Red Wing

Community Development

Note:  The Community Development Department has moved to the Ignite Building at 419 Bush Street in Red Wing.

Welcome to the Red Wing Community Development Department.  Along with my staff, I am available to help you navigate your way through various city codes and regulations related to zoning and land use.  We are also able to assist with business growth in Red Wing, providing you with information on site locations, expansion opportunities, financing, etc.  Red Wing is a great city, and our mission is you!      

Dan Rogness, Community Development Director

Catch up on the latest news affecting community development in Red Wing through Dan's News and Views

The functions of this department include:

  • Planning and Zoning
  • Building Inspections
  • Economic Development
  • Customer Services/Permits/Licensing

2017 Community Development Department Accomplishments


Community Development Staff

Dan Rogness
Steve Kohn
Planning Manager
Frank Peterson
Building Official
Shari Chorney
Business Development Manager
Lisa Acker
Permits & License Manager
Melissa Baartman
Office Clerk


Boards and Commissions related to this department:


Specialty Permit Information


Permits and Licenses issued: A listing of those licensed may be available by clicking on the particular license.

Solicitor's Certificate of Registration
Peddler's and Transient Merchant License
Solid Waste Hauler License
Pawnbroker License
Junk Dealer License
Burn Permit
Taxicab License
Charitable Gambling
Tobacco License
Food Wagon License
Sidewalk Cafe License