Community Development

To help limit the transmission of COVID-19, the Community Development building is currently closed to the public, though all City services are still available.

To reach an employee for assistance during business hours, call 651.385.3623. Please direct emails to


Welcome to the Red Wing Community Development Department. Our core functions include: 

  • Building inspections and permits
  • Economic development through the Port Authority
  • Permits and licenses
  • Zoning and planning
  • Sustainability


We are available to help you navigate through various city codes and regulations, such as those related to:

  • Buildings, signs, and fences
  • Historic preservation 
  • Various permits and licenses (see below)
  • Zoning and Subdivisions

Other Assistance

My staff can also assist with:

  • Business growth in Red Wing
  • Business Financing (through the Port Authority)
  • Permitting requirements 
  • Development site locations