Frequently Asked Questions
Choose one... Do I need a permit from the Waukesha County Planning and Zoning Division for my construction or landscaping project? What areas are in the County's zoning jurisdiction? What types of projects require a Zoning Permit? What is the process for applying for a zoning permit? Do I need an appointment to apply for a permit? Where is the Planning and Zoning Division located? How do I find out what zoning district my property is in? Where can I obtain my tax key number? Where can I find the legal description of my property? Do I need a permit to cut trees/remove vegetation on my property? Can I store unlicensed and/or inoperable vehicles and other debris outdoor on my property? Do I need a permit to operate a home occupation from my residential property? Is more than one living unit allowed on a property? Can I have an in-law unit on my property? Can I have a guesthouse on my property? Can I have a mobile home on my property? Is my property in the 100 year floodplain? Does the County issue permits for piers and other structures placed on the bed of a water body? Can I have a boathouse on my property? How many accessory buildings can I have on my property? I have a vacant piece of land. Can I construct an accessory building without a residence on the site? Does a perimeter fence require a permit? Can I have horses on my property? What if I have a legal non-conforming lot, structure or use? Who do I contact for regulations governing land divisions (subdivisions and certified survey maps)? Do I need a permit from Waukesha County to construct a seawall/rip-rap wall along my shoreline? Do I need a permit for a temporary crane? >Zoning Permits
I have a vacant piece of land. Can I construct an accessory building without a residence on the site?
No. Only lands greater than 35 acres in size that are used for agricultural purposes can have accessory buildings without a residence on the site. Please contact our office for further explanation of these regulations.
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