City of Red Wing

Community Development

Note:  The Community Development Department will be moving from City Hall to the Ignite Building, 419 Bush Street, during the winter of 2017. 

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


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


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