Community Development

Welcome to Community Development!  We welcome you into our building, but require facial masks be worn at all times.  Masks are free and available at the entrance to our building.  Thank you for your cooperation as we do what we can to protect our staff to ensure that critical services, such as emergency response, water, and sewer, continue uninterrupted.


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 
  • Zoning and Subdivisions

Other Assistance

Our staff can also assist with:

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