Rezoning Process

The Zoning of a property defines what a property can be used for by ordinance. Lynden Township has the following Zoning Districts:
– Agricultural A-40
– Commercial
– Industrial
– Residential R-1
– Residential R-5
– Residential R-10
– Scenic River

To find out more information on what you can do with your property, visit the Stearns County Ordinance #439 or Lynden Township Ordinance #7.

Rezoning is pretty simple but does require a process that takes time. You will need to seek approval from both Lynden Township and Stearns County.

For more information, please contact our Planning & Zoning Administrator, James Kantor, at 320-281-9339 or

To Rezone your property, you would need to:
1) Fill out the Stearns County Application for Rezoning and submit it to the township by with the fee of $350.
2) Meet with the Planning Commission for a site visit, review and recommendation to the Lynden Township Board of Supervisors.
3) Meet with the Lynden Township Board of Supervisors during the next scheduled monthly meeting.
4) Upon Approval of the application visit with Stearns County to complete their process.

To submit an application, please do one of the following:

  • Mail to the Township Clerk at 20517 Woodbine Road Clearwater, MN 55320
  • Scan it and email to the clerk at (Payment must be submitted separately by mail or via the town hall drop box.)
  • Drop in the township communication box located by the front door to the town hall (if you use this option please email or call James at 320-281-9339 or the Clerk at 320-774-8507 to notify them to pick it up)