Economic Development

Frequently Asked Questions:


1) Do I need a building permit?

If you are changing the exterior of your property, yes you do need a permit. Projects that are simply replacing do require a permit, however there is no charge for the permit. Permit fees are based upon the total cost of the project:

Up to $500 - $10.00

$501 - $3,000 - $20.00

$3,001 - $10,000 - $50.00

$10,000 - $30,000 - $100

over $30,000 -$200


1) Do you take reservations?

No we do not take reservations, it is on a first come basis.

2) Do you take credit cards?

At this time we do not accept credit cards.  There is a board at the enterance of each campground that shows the directions for payment - we accept personal checks and cash.

3) Is there a dump station?

Yes, the dump station is located behind the bathhouse in Sylvan Park.

4) Can firewood be brought into the park?

No, all firewood must be purchased here in Lanesboro.

5) Are there showers?

Yes, the showers are located in the bathhouse in Sylvan Park, as well as in the locker rooms in the community center - all are coin operated.

Public Utilities

1) When are the Utility bills due?

The Utility Bills are due on the 20th of the month, or the following business day if the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday.

2) How is the garbage service handled?

We are currently with Harter's Quick Clean-up. Harter's provides recycling bins, and we also have some extras at the City Office. There are Harter's bags available for sale at the BP gas station here in Lanesboro for $1.99 / bag. If you would like to rent a roll cart, you may contact Harter's directly at (866) 782-2082.