City of Red Wing

Community Development

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

Welcome to the Red Wing Community Development Department.  Our core functions include:  (1) zoning & planning, (2) permits & licenses, (3) building inspections & permits, and (4) economic development through the Port Authority.  We are available to help you navigate through various city codes and regulations, such as those related to buildings, zoning, historic preservation and various licenses.  My staff can also assist with business growth in Red Wing, providing information on site locations, permitting requirements and financing assistance (through the Port Authority).

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

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