Zoning

 

To protect and preserve the natural and built environment. Guide the long-term development pattern of the Reservation, insure the compatibility of adjacent land uses and protect the environmental and cultural assets. By this the Reservations resources will be preserved for future generations, and the general welfare of the Tribe and its’ peoples will be protected and enhanced.

Future tribal and non-tribal population growth will place increasing demands upon Reservation natural resources. An integrated system of land use controls pertaining to all Reservation lands is critically needed to protect fish and wildlife, their habitat, resources upon which they depend and natural resources of importance to the Tribes economy and the economic well-being of its members and Reservation community. Continued protection and enhancement of the essential Native character of the Reservation and the community is of vital importance to the Tribe. Large areas of the Reservation remain undeveloped and retain their essential Native character. The limited development that has occurred on the Reservation has been consistent with and preserves the essential Native character of the developed areas of the Reservation and the Reservation community as a whole.

 

Building Permit. 

A Building Permit from the White Earth Reservation Zoning Office will be required prior to the commencement of mobile home relocation, building construction or major structural alterations that will affect the outside dimensions of a structure on the White Earth Reservation in accordance with this Code.

(a) All structures on the White Earth Reservation shall be built consistent with the most recent editions of a Uniform Building Code.

(b) A Site Plan review is required on all developments, subdivisions, multi-family dwellings, commercial and industrial developments, towers, parks/campground development, salvage yard and landfill development, manufactured/mobile home park development and expansions of such existing facilities or any other type of future development. 

Shoreland Construction/Alteration Permit. 

(a) A permit from the White Earth Zoning Office is required before any relocation of structures, building construction or major structural alterations affecting the outside dimensions of a structure, and before any topographic and vegetation alterations are made within the shoreland overlay district. Any building construction or structural alterations within a shore or bluff impact zone will require a Special Condition permit. 

(b) Alterations to the shoreline, or within the shore or bluff impact zone, or of the natural topography when the slope of the land is toward a public water or watercourse, grading or filling causing a variation of 6 inches or construction of retaining walls must obtain a Special Condition permit prior to work being done.  This does not include work incidental to an approved building or septic permit.

Special Condition Permit. 

Special Condition permits are required when a certain use, not suitable in a particular Zoning District, may, under certain circumstances, be suitable. Application for this permit can be obtained from the White Earth Zoning Office.

Land Alteration Permit.

For purposes of land development and infrastructure a Land Alteration Permit from the White Earth Planning Commission will be required prior to commencement of land alteration, utility installation, road construction. Application for this permit can be obtained from the White Earth Zoning Office.

Sign Permit. 

A permit is required for the establishment of signage for billboards and including but not limited to those that depicts a business, awareness information, or those that introduce communities within the original boundaries of the Reservation. 

 

Katherine Warren

White Earth Zoning Office

PO Box 418

White Earth, MN 56591

Phone:  (218) 983-4650 Ext. 5803

Fax:  (218) 983-3719

Email:  katherinew@whiteearth.com