Mapping Tools

This will direct you to the City of Bemidji Interactive Maps and Apps Gallery. Here you can find the Planning and Zoning WebApp with one click you can gain general knowledge of the zoning district criteria for the property of interest. You can also find the Bemidji Area Land Records Interactive Map here, which zoning layers can be added to the map by turning them on in the legend.  For types of uses please refer to  Section 302: Greater Bemidji Area Land Use Regulation Matrix of the Zoning Ordinance to see if your proposed land use is allowed at your location of interest.

The Greater Bemidji Area is currently governed by the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance, adopted in 2007 with the most recent amendment taking place in 2017. All applications are reviewed by the JPC and subject to approval by the JPB. Zoning districts are created to promote orderly land development within the Greater Bemidji Area, including the shoreland of its public waters. Please refer to Section 402: Lot Size and Bulk Regulations by Zoning District of the Zoning & Subdivision Ordinance or Chapter 4: Land Use within the Comprehensive Plan for all zoning district information.

The GBAJPB Future Land Use Map is a guide for the Greater Bemidji Area’s zoning ordinance and map, which is the official regulating document for land use. The land use map should be used in conjunction with the policies  from the Land Use chapter with the Comprehensive Plan. The JPB has developed the Future Land Use Map to guide decisions regarding future growth and development. Please refer to Chapter 4: Land Use within the Comprehensive Plan for all future land use information.

The Community Planning Assistance for Wildfires (CPAW), is a collaborative effort between Wildfire Planning International, Headwaters Economics, the U.S. Forest Service, and private foundations.  Established in 2015, CPAW works with varying volunteering communities seeking to address the effects of wildfires within their planning sector. The CPAW Process helps its' stakeholders (communities), in reviewing and analyze any gaps and opportunities for strengthening wildfire policies and regulations.  ​The CPAW team for the Greater Bemidji Area would like to acknowledge and thank local members of the: Bemidji Fire Department, Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board, Minnesota DNR, The City of Bemidji, and Northern Township for contributing to CPAW activities. The Greater Bemidji Area was accepted into the CPAW program in November 2016. One of the biggest challenges from the Greater Bemidji Area is the human-caused ignitions, including ingress and egress constraints, shift in demographics, and conflicting regulations. The next section addresses the recommendations that the Greater Bemidji area and the definitions and ideas behind them.

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