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Only the City Council may grant CUPs, and only after a public hearing has been held. Applicants for CUPs are required to attend hearings to present their applications.
City ordinance provides relief from the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance in unusual circumstances. In order for a variance to be granted the circumstances must meet state statue findings for granting a variance.
The process used to grant relief from strict requirements of the City Code is called the variance process. In order to receive a variance, property owners must submit a development application, a recently completed lot survey, and a written narrative. Only the City Council may grant variances, and only after a public hearing has been held. Applicants for variances are required to attend hearings to present their applications.
To request a zoning letter you may mail a check and letter of request to:
Planning DivisionCity of Maplewood1902 County Road B EastMaplewood, MN 55109
You can contact us by phone at (651) 249-2302 or 651-249-2303 or by stopping by the Planning Division Monday through Friday 8:00 am To 4:30 pm.
The City Code is also available online.