Planning & Development

Tiny Homes

The City of Duluth Planning & Development is proposing zoning ordinance changes related to tiny homes, as well as the subjects of tree preservation, distillery/craft breweries, and temporary structures and shipping containers.

There was an informational meeting held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in Room 202 of the DECC’s Harbor Side Convention Center; the following information was shared with the public:

Informational Posters


Building Code Standards for Tiny Houses

Information collected from the meeting will be forwarded to the City Planning Commission, which will review the proposed changes in a public hearing on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.  Public comments are still being welcomed until Friday, July 12, 2019.  Comments may be submitted to

NEW (9/4/19)! A zoning code change is being proposed to address tiny homes.  The amended language will provide clarity related to Fixed In Place (FIP) tiny homes and Tiny Homes on Wheels (THOW).  The Planning Commission will review the language at the September 10, 2019, Planning Commission meeting.  Additional changes are being recommended for shipping containers/temporary structures, tree preservation, and craft distilleries.  Click here for more information.