Staffed Office Hours:
Mon, Tues & Wed 9am-5pm

Email Hours: Friday 9am-2pm - Clerk working remotely 

Closed Thursdays

Phone: 651-462-3009
Email: clerk@lenttownship.com

Address:
Lent Township
33155 Hemingway Ave.
Stacy, MN 55079

Upcoming:

Spring Cleanup Day - Wednesday, May 18 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - $50 Swing-Away Mailbox Post

Annual Road Tour - Monday, May 23, 2022 at 9:00 am

The June Planning Commission & Board Meeting will be held via Zoom

Zoom attendees: Name and address are required for the public record. Email your public comment one week prior to meetings. 

Spring Cleanup Day Pricing

$50 Swing-Away Mailbox Posts today ONLY!

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Office Open 9am – 5pm 9:00 am
Office Open 9am – 5pm
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
POTENTIAL QUORUM AND SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE – AT STACY CITY HALL 7:00 pm
POTENTIAL QUORUM AND SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE – AT STACY CITY HALL
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Potential Quorum Notice LENT TOWNSHIP POTENTIAL QUORUM AND SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE MONDAY, MAY 2ND, 2022 AT 7:00 PM The Lent Township Board will be meeting with the Stacy City Council to discuss the annexation of the township into the City
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Pickleball 6:00 pm
Pickleball
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Pickleball 6:00 pm
Pickleball
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Pickleball 6:00 pm
Pickleball
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Hall Rented
Hall Rented
May 11 all-day
 
NOTICE OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 SECTION 3 DEFINITIONS FOR BLUFFS, BUILDABLE AREA; AND AMENDING CHAPTER 2 SECTION 5.12 DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS OF THE LENT TOWNSHIP LAND USE REGULATIONS 7:00 pm
NOTICE OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 SECTION 3 DEFINITIONS FOR BLUFFS, BUILDABLE AREA; AND AMENDING CHAPTER 2 SECTION 5.12 DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS OF THE LENT TOWNSHIP LAND USE REGULATIONS
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
PHN 5-11-2022 Buildable Area Ordinance NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom and at the Lent Town Hall at 33155 Hemingway Avenue, Stacy, MN 55079, the Lent Township Planning Commission will hold a
Notice of Public Hearing – Conditional Use Permit Application 7:00 pm
Notice of Public Hearing – Conditional Use Permit Application
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
A1 Tire Truck Wash PHN 5-11-2022 Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 7:00 p.m. at the Lent Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave, Stacy, MN 55079 and via Zoom, the Lent Township Planning Commission will hold a
Planning Commission Agenda 7:00 pm
Planning Commission Agenda
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
May 11, 2022 5-11-2022 PZ Agenda
Planning Commission Meeting 7:00 pm
Planning Commission Zoom Link 7:00 pm
Planning Commission Zoom Link
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82597205256?pwd=eEJnRmxKUkRjZHVuMWpYK0IwQkg2UT09 Meeting ID: 825 9720 5256 Passcode: 085541
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Pickleball 6:00 pm
Pickleball
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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NO Pickleball – Board Meeting
Town Board Agenda 7:00 pm
Town Board Agenda
May 17 @ 7:00 pm
May 17 Board Meeting 5-17-2022 Agenda Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82394377238?pwd=dG9ZN3VSQytsVXNyQUFOSHRQQkFodz09 Meeting ID: 823 9437 7238 Passcode: 451514
Town Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Town Board Meeting
May 17 @ 7:00 pm
 
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Office Open 12-3
Office Open 12-3
May 18 all-day
Clerk’s Election Meeting in the morning and Spring Cleanup Day in the afternoon!
The Office is opening late today and closing early
The Office is opening late today and closing early
May 18 all-day
The Clerk and Deputy Clerk will be attending an Election Meeting at the County starting at 9:00 am. The Office will close at 3:00 pm for Spring Cleanup Day!
Birdie Woods Rental 12:00 pm
Birdie Woods Rental
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Outdoor Pickleball Court Open House 4:00 pm
Spring Cleanup Day 4:00 pm
Spring Cleanup Day
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spring Cleanup Day
The office will close at 3:00 pm for Spring Cleanup Day! May 18, 2022 Spring Cleanup day Board Notice of Quorum
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Pickleball 6:00 pm
Pickleball
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
LENT TOWNSHIP POTENTIAL QUORUM AND 2nd SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE THURSDAY, MAY 19TH, 2022 AT 7:00 PM 7:00 pm
LENT TOWNSHIP POTENTIAL QUORUM AND 2nd SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE THURSDAY, MAY 19TH, 2022 AT 7:00 PM
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
Quorum notice – Lent Special Meeting – Stacy 5-19-2022 The Lent Township Board will be meeting with the Stacy City Council to discuss the annexation of the township into the City of Stacy on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 7:00p.m.
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Office Closed until the afternoon for Annual Road Tour
ANNUAL ROAD TOUR 9:00 am
ANNUAL ROAD TOUR
May 23 @ 9:00 am
Road Tour Notice May 23, 2022 PUBLIC NOTICE OF 2022 ANNUAL ROAD TOUR Notice is hereby given that the Annual Road Tour will be on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 9:00 am. The road tour is subject to cancellation due
Office Open 9am – 5pm 9:00 am
Office Open 9am – 5pm
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
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Hall Rented – W
Hall Rented – W
May 27 all-day
 
Office and Email Closed
Office and Email Closed
May 27 all-day
See you Tuesday! Have a Happy Memorial Day!
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

 

Email clerk@lenttownship.com if you would like to receive special meeting notices or agendas

Merger information can be found on the Township Government Tab - Click on Potential Stacy/Lent Merger

Lent Township Mailbox Policy

Current Burning Permit Restrictions

 

Lent Township, MN

About Lent Township

Lent Township is a small, independent community nestled along the western edge of Chisago County, in east central Minnesota. Lent Township prides itself on maintaining its rural character while planning for quality development, making it a truly desirable place to live, play, work, and raise a family. In 2008, the words “Community Comes Naturally” were chosen as the most appropriate description of Lent Township’s most valued assets – the local resident’s caring attitude and the abundant natural resources that make our community stand out.

Public Notices

  • PUBLIC NOTICE OF 2022 ANNUAL ROAD TOUR

    Road Tour Notice May 23, 2022

    PUBLIC NOTICE OF 2022 ANNUAL ROAD TOUR

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual Road Tour will be on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 9:00 am. The road tour is subject to cancellation due to bad weather. A quorum of the Town Board is likely to be present. The Deputy Clerk and/or the Clerk will be in attendance.

    Tanya Smolke, Township Deputy Clerk

  • POTENTIAL QUORUM AND SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

    Quorum notice – Lent Special Meeting – Stacy 5-19-2022

    The Lent Township Board will be meeting with the Stacy City Council to discuss the annexation of the township into the City of Stacy on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 7:00p.m. The meeting will be held at Stacy City Hall, 30955 Forest Boulevard, Stacy MN 55079. A quorum of the Lent Township Board is likely to be present.

    To Observe: Virtual Option Available – Stacy’s Notice 

    Video:
    https://cityofstacy.my.webex.com
    Meeting Number: 2559 898 7220
    Password: 4486

    Tanya Smolke Township Deputy Clerk

  • NOTICE OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 SECTION 3 DEFINITIONS FOR BLUFFS, BUILDABLE AREA; AND AMENDING CHAPTER 2 SECTION 5.12 DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS OF THE LENT TOWNSHIP LAND USE REGULATIONS

    PHN 5-11-2022 Buildable Area Ordinance

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom and at the Lent Town Hall at 33155 Hemingway Avenue, Stacy, MN 55079, the Lent Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to solicit public response to a proposed ordinance regarding definitions for bluffs, buildable area and dimensional standards in Chapter 2 of the Zoning Regulations. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed ordinance to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on May 17, 2022, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom and at the Lent Town Hall.

    Zoom meeting links for your computer or device are posted on lenttownship.com. Those persons having an interest in said meetings are encouraged to attend.

    Tanya Smolke, Township Deputy Clerk

  • Notice of Public Hearing – Conditional Use Permit Application

    Public Hearing tabled and continued to Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 7:00 pm

    A1 Tire Truck Wash PHN 5-11-2022

    Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 7:00 p.m. at the Lent Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave, Stacy, MN 55079 and via Zoom, the Lent Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to solicit public response to a request from an applicant (Jeff Selvog) regarding parcel 05.00100.03 for a proposed Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for an automated truck wash. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the application to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall and via Zoom.

    Application materials are available for review upon request. Those persons having an interest in said meetings are encouraged to attend.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Spring Cleanup Day! NOTICE OF QUORUM OF LENT TOWN BOARD MAY 18, 2022

    May 18, 2022 Spring Cleanup day Board Notice of Quorum

    Notice is hereby given that a quorum of the Lent Town Board of Supervisors will be attending and helping at the Lent Township Spring Cleanup Day on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm located at the Maintenance Garage across from the Town Hall at 33212 Hemingway Avenue, Stacy, MN 55079. The Board members may be in attendance prior to or after the event to help set up or take down.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Lent Township contracts with Chisago County Department of Environmental Services and Zoning for building permitting, plan review and inspections

    Lent Township General Info-Permit Checklist

    Building Permits within the Township of Lent

    Chisago County Environmental Services/Zoning – 651-213-8371

    Lent Township contracts with Chisago County Department of Environmental Services and Zoning for building permitting, plan review and inspections.

    Building permits are required for all new construction and most remodeling, alteration, and repair work in the Township of Lent.  Some permits such as reroof or reside only require filling out the application* and paying the fee. Most other building projects (deck, addition, accessory structure, remodel) require two sets of plans to be submitted for a plan review, and a survey showing all proposed setbacks.  All permits are to be applied for at the Environmental Services Department in the Government Center in Center City.  Staff will determine the construction value and permit fee at the time of application, and the permit will be paid for at that time. After the permit is processed and issued the permit will be mailed to the owner or contractor (whichever is designated at the time of application). All checks should be made payable to the Chisago County Treasurer.

    *The building permit applications are in triplicate, and therefore are not available on the website – please contact the County office at 651-213-8372 for mailing of permits.

    Inspections –Please call the Environmental Services Department at 651-213-8371 to schedule an inspection. Information needed includes the site address, permit number, and type of inspection. Typically, 24 hours is considered adequate notice.

    A Certificate of Occupancy is issued for new home construction upon request and completion of all final building, plumbing and mechanical inspections.  All life safety issues must be completed as well, for specific questions regarding these items please call the County building inspector.

    Driveway permits for access from a Township road should be obtained from the Environmental Services office; Chisago County Public Works in Center City issues driveway permits for accesses on County Roads. A fee will be assessed for emergency 911 address signs and swing-arm mailbox posts at the time of a new home application as well.

    Zoning information such as the minimum square footage for a single-family dwelling, permitted uses in specific districts, as well as setback information should be obtained from the Township.

    The County does not issue electrical permits or inspect or regulate electrical work.  The Minnesota State Board of Electricity should be contacted at 651-284-5064 if you are doing your own wiring.   The State Electrical Inspector is Mark Thoma and he may be contacted for electrical inspections at 320-309-9483.

Updates

  • Planning Commission Members Needed!

    The Township is looking for Planning Commission members who live in Lent Township. If you’re interested, please submit a letter of interest to clerk@lenttownship.com

  • Lent Township contracts with Chisago County Department of Environmental Services and Zoning for building permitting, plan review and inspections

    Lent Township General Info-Permit Checklist

    Building Permits within the Township of Lent

    Chisago County Environmental Services/Zoning – 651-213-8371

    Lent Township contracts with Chisago County Department of Environmental Services and Zoning for building permitting, plan review and inspections.

    Building permits are required for all new construction and most remodeling, alteration, and repair work in the Township of Lent.  Some permits such as reroof or reside only require filling out the application* and paying the fee. Most other building projects (deck, addition, accessory structure, remodel) require two sets of plans to be submitted for a plan review, and a survey showing all proposed setbacks.  All permits are to be applied for at the Environmental Services Department in the Government Center in Center City.  Staff will determine the construction value and permit fee at the time of application, and the permit will be paid for at that time. After the permit is processed and issued the permit will be mailed to the owner or contractor (whichever is designated at the time of application). All checks should be made payable to the Chisago County Treasurer.

    *The building permit applications are in triplicate, and therefore are not available on the website – please contact the County office at 651-213-8372 for mailing of permits.

    Inspections –Please call the Environmental Services Department at 651-213-8371 to schedule an inspection. Information needed includes the site address, permit number, and type of inspection. Typically, 24 hours is considered adequate notice.

    A Certificate of Occupancy is issued for new home construction upon request and completion of all final building, plumbing and mechanical inspections.  All life safety issues must be completed as well, for specific questions regarding these items please call the County building inspector.

    Driveway permits for access from a Township road should be obtained from the Environmental Services office; Chisago County Public Works in Center City issues driveway permits for accesses on County Roads. A fee will be assessed for emergency 911 address signs and swing-arm mailbox posts at the time of a new home application as well.

    Zoning information such as the minimum square footage for a single-family dwelling, permitted uses in specific districts, as well as setback information should be obtained from the Township.

    The County does not issue electrical permits or inspect or regulate electrical work.  The Minnesota State Board of Electricity should be contacted at 651-284-5064 if you are doing your own wiring.   The State Electrical Inspector is Mark Thoma and he may be contacted for electrical inspections at 320-309-9483.

  • Mailbox Policy
  • Brushing Notice

    Brushing Notice 2020

    Notice is hereby given that Maintenance Staff will be doing brushing in the Township right-of-ways during the upcoming months.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Blue Address Signs

    The blue sign project is finished. If you did not receive a blue sign, please email your address to clerk@lenttownship.com

  • Swing Away Mailbox Post

    Swing Arm Mailbox Posts are sold in the Lent Township office! Purchase your swing arm mailbox post ASAP! They are in stock for $90 They must be installed according to State and USPS standards. See below. (The Township does not provide installation)

Do you have photos of the Township that you would like to share? Please email them to clerk@lenttownship.com and we will post them to the website!