Land & Resource Management

Contact Info | Department Staff


COVID-19 Response

Land & Resource is only taking case-by-case appointments for Conditional Use Permits, Plats and Variance applications.  Otherwise, the office remains closed to the public.

SSTS Financial Assistance

Otter Tail County has received grants to provide homeowners with financial assistance to replace non-compliant septic systems.  Financial assistance is in the form of grants and/or a zero interest loan.  For more information, please click below:

SSTS Financial Assistance – Grant

SSTS Financial Assistance – Loan

Leaf, Wing, Redeye One Watershed, One Plan


The Redeye Policy Committee is pleased to announce the DRAFT Leaf, Wing, Redeye One Watershed One Plan is now available for comments! The Draft plan was submitted April 16th, 2020 to the state and local agencies for review. This formal review period lasts until June 15th, 2020 at 4:30 pm. During this time we invite all Plan Review authorities and the public to download the plan and to comment.

Please see the One Watershed, One Plan page for more information

Public Hearings Held Via GoToMeeting

Due to the County buildings being closed to the public because of the recent COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, the public hearings for both Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment will be held remotely using GoToMeeting.

Planning Commission

Board of Adjustment

Thank you for your understanding.

Land Use Administrative Ordinance

Notice of Public Hearing

The Public Hearing has been postponed until further notice.  This is due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Otter Tail County is following Minnesota Department of Health’s strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19.

What to do with your Septic Systems and Wells before, during and after a flood

Septic Systems and Floods

Flooded Well Tips

Well Disinfection

Protecting the Environment

Recognizing the fact that the uncontrolled use of our land could adversely affect the health, safety and general welfare of the public, as well as impair the tax base, the county commissioners and the state have imposed laws and ordinances in an attempt to ensure a viable environment for the residents and visitors of the county.

The Department of Land and Resource Management is designed to enforce county and state ordinances / rules.

Click the image below to open the Land and Resources Map.

Land and Resource App

*Applications not processed after 4:00 p.m.

News & Meetings

Upcoming Events

Planning Commission | 07-08-2020

July 8, 2020 6:30 pm
540 West Fir Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, USA
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Board of Adjustment | 07-09-2020

July 9, 2020 6:00 pm
540 West Fir Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, USA
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Planning Commission | 08-12-2020

August 12, 2020 6:30 pm
540 West Fir Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, USA
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Board of Adjustment | 08-13-2020

August 13, 2020 6:00 pm
540 West Fir Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, USA
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Labor Day

September 7, 2020 8:00 am
Otter Tail County, MN, USA
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Reports & Minutes

Recent Reports

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Contact Info

Phone Number: 218-998-8095
Email Address: [email protected]
Mailing Address:
540 Fir Ave. W. Fergus Falls, MN 56537


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