Planning & Development Department

Planning & Development Department

Planning & Development Services Is comprised of four main areas:

Building Inspections: Handles plan reviews and inspections to ensure compliance with all applicable construction codes. The Building Inspectors enforce the 2015 Minnesota State Building Code and assist in the enforcement of the City's Zoning Ordinance.

Economic & Community Development: Acting as staff support for the Community Development Council Committee, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Economic Development Commission of Willmar, the Department Director is the primary contact for commercial and residential development, industrial development, and business relocations in the City of Willmar.  Zoning administration is also handled by the Director.

Planning & Zoning:
Dealing with land use issues, the Planner, along with the Director, enforce the City Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance, and act as staff support for the Planning Commission as well as the Board of Zoning Appeals. Planning & Zoning deals with applications for Conditional Use Permits, Variances, Subdivision Plats, Plan Review, and Zoning Amendments.
Rental Housing & Inspections: Enforces the Rental Housing Maintenance and Occupancy Ordinance. The purpose of the Ordinance is to ensure that the quality of rental housing units is adequate for the protection of public health, safety, and general welfare.

Planning and Development Director
David Ramstad 

City of Willmar
333 Southwest 6th Street
Willmar, Minnesota  56201
Phone:  320-235-8311
Email: David Ramstad
Fax:  320-235-4917