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? Do I need a permit to use my existing accessory structure as an Event Barn? 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
Can I have a Guesthouse on my property?
Guesthouses are specifically defined in the Zoning Ordinance and are permitted subject to the regulations as outlined in the zoning ordinance. Please contact our office for an explanation of these regulations.
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