Environmental Services

The mission of the Rice County Environmental Service Department is to proactively address the needs of the community by providing solution-oriented services and standards that facilitate development and growth of the local economy; reduce and manage waste; and protect, and enhance the quality of life and environment for current and future generations.

Online Permitting System


Visit the Online Building & Zoning Permitting page to apply for permits online.

Comprehensive Plan Survey

Rice County is in the process of updating the Rice County Comprehensive Plan and values your input on how the county should develop over the next 20 years. Take the Rice County Comprehensive Plan Survey 2016.