Land Use Applications and Forms

The City's Planning and Zoning department oversees many land use applications, which are described below. Please call us at (763) 572-3592 for help on any of these applications or for determining what you need.

There is one schedule for the application deadline and review of all land use items listed below. See the Planning Commission Review Schedule (PDF). 

Maps Zoning - The zoning districts in Fridley are shown on the Zoning Map

Shoreland Overlay - A Shoreland Overlay text amendment passed in early 2006. This amendment affects all parcels that are adjacent to a lake, river, stream or pond. The setbacks are consistent with other sections of code. One difference is the restriction of impervious surface coverage to 35% of the lot. You may view the Shoreland Overlay code, Section 205.32 O-7, on the web site and use this link to view the Shoreland Overlay Map.

Applications for developments within current Zoning and land use regulations

  1. Special Use Permit
  2. Variance
  3. Reasonable Accommodation
  4. Telecom Site

Special Use Permit 

Issued for those uses of property specifically authorized by the zoning ordinance, but not permitted unless reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Council so that stipulations may be placed upon approval to ensure compatibility with surrounding properties. Special Uses allowed vary by zoning district.

Application requirements:

  • Written narrative explaining request
  • Certificate of Survey
  • Site Plan
  • Floor Plan of existing buildings
  • Grading, Drainage, Erosion, Stormwater, & Utility Plans (as necessary)

Application handout (PDF)

Apply online [coming soon!]

*Online applications can be filled out and saved at any time, but can only be submitted online on designated application dates

Applications to change Zoning or other land use regulations

  1. Rezoning
  2. Text Amendment
  3. S-2 Redevelopment District
  4. TOD Master Plan
  5. Comp Plan Amendment

Rezoning 

A change to the City's official zoning map that effects a change in the nature, density, or intensity of uses allowed on a designated parcel or land area via a change of zoning classification. Please note—zoning must be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan’s guidance for the property. In some cases, rezoning may not be possible without a Comprehensive Plan Amendment.

Application requirements:

  • Written narrative explaining request
  • Proposed language for the requested change

Application handout (PDF)

Apply online [coming soon!]

*Online applications can be filled out and saved at any time, but can only be submitted online on designated application dates

Applications to change the organization of land

  1. Vacation of Street
  2. Subdivision for Plat / Lot Split

Vacation of Street, Alley, or Easement 

The City's termination of, or termination of interest in, an easement, street, or alleyway. 

Application Requirements:

  • Written narrative explaining request
  • Certificate of Survey
  • Grading, Drainage, Erosion, Stormwater, & Utility plans (as needed)
  • Petition from all abutting property owners consenting to the request
  • Legal description of the property

Application handout (PDF)

Apply online [coming soon!]

*Online applications can be filled out and saved at any time, but can only be submitted online on designated application dates

Applications for existing structures and uses

  1. Temp Outdoor Display
  2. Non- Conforming Expansion
  3. Signs

Temporary Outdoor Display Permit 

This permit is for businesses to have a temporary sales of merchandise outside of their building. The merchandise needs to be associated with the business on the property. These displays are allowed twice a year with a permit.

Application requirements:

  • Written narrative explaining request
  • Site Plan

Application handout (PDF)

Apply online [coming soon!]