The Planning Department works with residents, business owners, community leaders and developers to guide both redevelopment and new development in the City of Carver.  The Planning Department is responsible for administering the Comprehensive Plan, zoning ordinance, long range plans and works closely with the City Council, Planning Commission and Heritage Preservation Commission.

The Metropolitan Council estimated the City of Carver’s population to include 4,990 residents in 2019.  Carver’s Community Profile can be found HERE.

Planning and Development Applications

Application for Consideration of Planning Requests



Erin Smith is the Community Development Director and can be reached at 952-448-8743 or at