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Municipal boundary adjustments in Minnesota are governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 414 and Chapter 6000 of Minnesota Administrative Rules, which can be viewed in their entirety by clicking on the these links.

The following is a list of the sections of the statute most commonly used by cities, townships, and property owners seeking to change a boundary:

Statutory Cite
Minn. Stat. § 414.031 Annexation by Order
Initiating options, hearing, factors and scope of decision-making authority.
Minn. Stat. § 414.0325 Orderly Annexation
Initiating options, review and comment, and planning options.
Minn. Stat. § 414.033 Annexation by Ordinance
Qualifications for filing, township objection, hearing procedures.
Minn. Stat. § 414.06 Detachment
Petition and Resolution
Minn. Stat. § 414.061 Concurrent Detachment and Annexation
Petition and resolution.