This report summarizes planning and zoning actions carried out in St. Louis County in 2009. Of the total approved permits in 2009, 51% were lakeshore-related and 49% were nonlakeshore. In 2009, there were 328 approved lakeshore permits. From 2007-2009, St. Louis County averaged 413 approved lakeshore permits per year in county administered areas. Lake Vermilion had the most permit activity in 2009 with 38 approved permits, and the most permit activity from 2007-2009 with 174 approved permits. Burntside Lake had the second most permit activity in 2009 with 12 approved permits, and the second most permit activity from 2007-2009 with 64 approved permits.