This report summarizes planning and zoning actions carried out in St. Louis County in 2007. Of the total approved permits in 2008, 57% were lakeshore-related and 43% were nonlakeshore. In 2008, there were 454 approved lakeshore permits. From 2006-2008, St. Louis County averaged 464 approved lakeshore permits per year in county administered areas. Lake Vermilion had the most permit activity in 2008 with 73 approved permits, and the most permit activity from 2006-2008 with 201 approved permits. Burntside Lake had the second most permit activity in 2008 with 26 approved permits, and the most permit activity from 2006-2008 with 78 approved permits. The remaining lake permit activity in 2008 was Island Lake Reservoir (25), Whiteface Reservoir (15), Ely (11), Pelican (9) Bear Island (5), Fish Lake Flowage (7), Kabetogama (6), Birch (5), Eagles Nest (14), White Iron (5), and Sturgeon (4).