Community Development

Dawson Community Development provides building, code enforcement, and planning / development services in a professional and friendly manner to enhance and protect the quality of life, sense of community, well-being and prosperity of the city’s residents, businesses and visitors.

In addition, this important department ensures construction and development activities comply with the following:

  • Latest building codes
  • City’s Land Development Code, and
  • City’s Comprehensive Plan
  • All the while maintaining enforcement of city ordinances and regulations

The staff is committed to making our community an even better place for its residents to live and enjoy life. By funding community and economic development projects, we strive to honor our past, celebrate today and plan for our future. As our population grows, we are committed to holding fast to the small town values that make the City of Dawson such a special place to live, work and visit.


Dawson Industrial Site

The site consists of 105-acre city-owned land.  The park is divided into two sites, 65 acres to the east and 40 acres to the west.  Currenty, there are three industries in the park.  The City is seeking new industries to the site.

For more information and/or a tour of the site, please contact the City Manager Tami Schuelke-Sampson at (320)769-2154.  Thank you for your interest.