*Notice* Land Use Permit Information has been updated. Click link below for details:

Hometown Planning Website

Traverse County Land Management Office
304 4th Street North
Wheaton, MN 56296
320-563-8218 ext. 3


Click here to review ORDINANCES


Click here for Permit Applications and FORMS


Click here for Traverse County COMPREHENSIVE PLAN & SIGNATURE PAGE

Traverse County contracts with the Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office to provide administration and services for the following programs:

Planning and Zoning
Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act (WCA)
Delegated Feedlot Program
Comprehensive Local Water Planning (CLWP)
Subsurface Septic Treatment System Program (SSTS)

Descriptions of these programs, forms and other helpful information is provided at the following site: https://www.traverseswcd.org.

The County Board appoints a Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment to review Conditional Use and Variance permit applications.

The Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment members are:

Jerome Deal, Chairman, Wheaton, Minnesota, term expires April 2019
Jerry Metz, Browns Valley, Minnesota, term expires April 2019
James Kruger, Secretary, Browns Valley, Minnesota, term expires April 2020
Dennis Zimbrick, Beardsley, Minnesota, term expires April 2020
Doug Frisch, Dumont, Minnesota, term expires April 2019

2018 PC-BOA Meeting Schedule



Ben Oleson – Traverse County Zoning Consultant

E-Mail: oleson@hometownplanning.com

               Phone:  320-759-1560

Sara Gronfeld – Planning and Zoning Administrator, WCA Administrator, SSTS Administrator

E-Mail: sara.gronfeld@mn.nacdnet.net

Bruce Johnson – County Feedlot Officer

E-Mail: bruce.johnson@mn.nacdnet.net

Trudy Determan – Administrative Assistant for All Programs

E-Mail: trudy.determan@co.traverse.mn.us

Taylor Hufford – District Conservation Technician 

E-Mail: taylor.hufford@mn.nacdnet.net

Minnesota Delegated County Feedlot Program

2017 Annual Feedlot Report

2017 MPCA Annual County Feedlot Supplemental Program Report

2017 MPCA County Feedlot Financial Report

The Minnesota Legislature provides funds to counties to implement state feedlot regulations  and that the amount is primarily based on the number of feedlots in the county.   These reports show the amount and kind of work that was done as well as the cost to perform the work.  Please contact the Traverse County Feedlot Officer (CFO), Bruce Johnson, if there is interest in additional details.