These districts are regulated by the Mille Lacs County Development Ordinance to provide for natural resources protection, while allowing for appropriate development.
Shoreland is land located near public waters. Areas subject to shoreland regulations include:
The Wild & Scenic River District is designated by the Rum River Management Plan (NR 2700) with boundaries ranging from 1/4 mile to 1/2 mile from the Ordinary High Water Mark of the river.
Shoreland alterations are regulated to preserve shoreland aesthetics, habitat, and water quality. Shoreland Alteration Permits are required for:
Some shoreland alterations are regulated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). However, many common shoreland alterations can be completed without a permit.