Planning & Zoning Board

Washburn Planning & Zoning

Ordinance #117 A-2 was adopted by action of the Washburn City Commission to promote the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the City of Washburn.  These regulations are adopted to implement the plans and policies of the City of Washburn, regulate the use of land resources and minimize the cost of public services.

This ordinance regulates and discusses all of the following:

  • Building Permits: residence, garage, fence, deck, shed
  • Moving Permits: all structures moved into or within the City
  • Demolition Permits: all structures within the City
  • Construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks and driveway aprons
  • Placement of mailboxes and signs
  • Water, sewer and garbage services
  • Zoning, easements, setback requirements, variances and property upkeep.

Current Board Members:

Larry Thomas
Tim Dockter
Carol Carlson
The City of Washburn is seeking two interested individuals to serve on the Planning and Zoning Committee. If you would like to be considered for an appointment to this committee, please send a letter of interest to: City of Washburn, PO Box 467, Washburn, ND 58577 or email to For more information on this committee position please call the Auditors office at 701-462-8558.