When a county, township, or city in Minnesota adopts or changes a livestock-related ordinance, they must submit a copy to the Commissioner of Agriculture.

This Animal Ordinance Map provides information about local ordinances that regulate animal agriculture in Minnesota. The information includes the most common kinds of regulations, such as setbacks and separation distances, conditional use permits, feedlot size limitations, and minimum acreage requirements. It also provides local contact information and links to local ordinances when available. It does not offer any opinion or advice about whether the ordinances are appropriate or effective. There may be local regulations the MDA is not aware of, so you should also check with your county, township or city officials.

With this map you can:

  • Zoom to an Address, City, or Zip Code
  • Click on individual counties to see livestock-related ordinance summaries and links to more detailed ordinances
  • View the map using Google’s filters for terrain and satellite images

For this web site to work best, your system should meet the following minimum requirements:

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  • Optimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768

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Every effort has been made to obtain the most accurate and up to date information on local ordinances from local governments. The information contained in the maps was reviewed for accuracy by each unit of government listed. If any inconsistencies arise between the interactive map and local regulations, the local regulations prevail. It is also important to note that other state and federal regulations apply to livestock operations that may not be depicted on the maps. These maps are intended for general use only. Please check with county offices for current and specific feedlot regulations.