Planning Applications

The applications listed below are required to help assist you in the formal processing of your proposal. Please contact the City Planner with any questions on the application process.

Development Application

Development Application (Fillable PDF)

  • Amendment (Comprehensive Plan, Ordinance Map or Text)
  • Appeal of Zoning Decision
  • Concept Plan
  • Conditional Use Permit (Major)
  • Conditional Use Permit (Minor)
  • Environmental Review (EAW / AUAR / EIS)
  • Home Occupation
  • Interim Use Permit
  • Park and Trail Dedication
  • Rezoning (Zoning change or PUD zoning)
  • Site Plan and Building Review Plan
  • Subdivisions
  • Temporary Use Permits
  • Vacation
  • Variance
  • Wetland Delineation / Mitigation

Sign Permit Application

Sign Permit Application (Fillable PDF)

Property owners are required to obtain a sign permit prior to the construction, placement, erection or modification of a sign placed on a building or lot.

The City of Big Lake has a sign ordinance in place to allow for orderly placement, aesthetic design and reasonable language to serve the general welfare of the public. The sign ordinance also helps maintain a quality street facade, eliminating tall, obtrusive and bulky signs while creating safety for traffic and pedestrians.