Dakota County's Comprehensive Plan sets a clear vision of what the county should become over the next 20 years, guiding county management of land use, transportation systems, parks and natural resources.
State law and the
Metropolitan Council require all metropolitan counties, cities and townships to have a comprehensive plan and determine the information that plans must cover. Plans are fully updated every 10 years and are amended as needed.
Dakota County's 2040 Comprehensive Plan was prepared and modified over a two-year period of stakeholder engagement, technical updates, County Planning Commission review and County Board direction.
Public Comment Summary
Adopted Dakota County 2040 Comprehensive Plan
If you have questions or comments on the Dakota County Comprehensive Plan or the planning process, please email