Development Applications

Application requests will be heard first by the Delano Planning Commission. The Commission will then make a recommendation to the City Council of either approval or denial. An approval recommendation may or may not have conditions attached. A denial will be reported in a findings of fact. The City Council will have the opportunity to make the final decision on the matter.

In addition to the information contained on this website, the application and all supplementary materials are available to public viewing at Delano City Hall. Anyone wishing to provide public comment on the application may do so at the Planning Commission meeting or by submitting signed, written comment to City Hall, no later than 12 Noon on the Wednesday prior to the meeting. Written comments can be directed to the attention of the "Delano Planning Commission and City Council". When required, public notices of the hearing will also be posted in the Delano Herald and sent by mail to property owners within 350 feet of the subject project. For questions, please contact Staff listed below.

Planning Schedule


  • Review Subdivision Ordinance and Zoning and Land Use Code
  • Meet with Staff/Planner to discuss project and application process
  • Application filed concurrently with submission requirements
  • Application filed with application fees and escrows

Required Documents

All required applications, agreements, associated fees and supporting paperwork must be submitted at the time of application. Failure, on the part of the applicant, to supply all necessary information listed or any supportive information as requested by the City may be grounds for an application to be determined as incomplete. Required documents include:

Development Permit Application
Deposit Agreement
Detailed written materials, maps, plans and specifications submitted in the following format:
     1. Two (2) large scaled copies (One (1) inches equal One Hundred (100) feet or less
     2. One (1) reduced scale copy (11x17) or smaller
     3. Electronic copy (submitted by disc, USB flash drive or emailed to
  • A checklist of background information and submission requirements for processing your application is provided below: 

Development Application Help Sheets

**Please note, these are only helpsheets and are not to be returned with the application.

Administrative Subdivision (Section 6)
Annexation Petition | Petition for Annexation by Ordinance
Conception Stage Unit Development
Conditional Use Permit 
Development Stage Planned Unit Development
Final Plat (Section 5)
Interim Use Permit (Section 51.02 Subd. C)
Preliminary Plat (Section 4)
PUD Final Plat (Section 51.02 Subd. J.4.j.2)
Rezoning (Section 51.02 Subd. A)
Site and Building Plan Review (Section 51.02 Subd. F)
Sketch Plan (Section 3)
Variance (Section 51.02 Subd. D)
Zoning Text Amendments (Section 51.02 Subd. A)


Planning and Fee Schedules

In order for the City to recover its costs for time and material necessary for processing the request, the applicant shall pay the non-refundable base fee and escrow deposit as listed within the application fees. If the escrow deposit is exceeded, a statement will be mailed on a monthly basis. If payment is not made within thirty (30) days of mailing, all processing of the request will be halted until payment is received.

Helpful Links

City Codes and Ordinances
Current Agenda and Minutes
Building Permits


Staff Contacts