Planning Department

The Planning Department is responsible for ensuring healthy and consistent growth throughout the community. It also develops long range goals for the development of the City. This department enforces the local zoning ordinance and reviews zoning variances and conditional use permits for consideration by the Planning Commission.

Community Survey Panel

The City of Brainerd implemented a community based survey program to obtain feedback about important issues affecting the City.  The information can be used as part of a City Comprehensive Plan update.

Floodplain Ordinance


The City will hold a public hearing to consider replacing Zoning Ordinance sections pertaining to the floodplain, floodway, and flood fringe districts.  Below is a link to the new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Sample Floodplain Ordinance language which the new Zoning Ordinance Section will be based on.