Subdivision Objection Authority Preliminary and Final Plat (City or Village)
WHEN: An applicant creating a number of lots defined as a subdivision in the local Land Division/Subdivision Control Ordinance.
WHY: The local Land Division/Subdivision Control Ordinance requires the filing of a Preliminary or Final Plat in accordance with Section 236 of the Wisconsin State Statutes.
WHO: The staff of the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use - Planning and Zoning Division is responsible for subdivision review. See Staff Who Can Help.
HOW: A PLAT SHALL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING
- Department of Administration (DOA) or local unit of government submits two (2) copies of the Plat to the County in accordance with Section 236 of the Wisconsin State Statutes and the local Land Division/Subdivision Control Ordinance.
- A completed Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use Subdivision Plat Submittal Form.
- A soil test for every lot, or a letter from the municipality certifying sewer is available.
- Review of the Land Division Checklist.
- See Department of Parks and Land Use – Planning and Zoning Division Fee Schedule
VARIANCE OR APPEAL
- An appeal of a decision of the staff of the Planning and Zoning Division must be made to the Waukesha County Park and Planning Commission within thirty (30) days of the staff’s decision. Staff of the Planning and Zoning Division will assist you with the appeal process.
- In accordance with Section 236 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, the Planning and Zoning Division has twenty (20) days to act upon Preliminary or Final Plat as an objecting agency.
- The proposed Plat may require approval and an access permit from the Waukesha County Department of Public Works. Contact the Waukesha County Department of Public Works for assistance. See Staff Who Can Help.
- If the area is in a recently annexed area, the applicant should verify that none of the property is within the jurisdiction of the Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Protection Ordinance, which may require rezoning of the property by the Waukesha County Board.
- In recently annexed areas, if a community does not have an Erosion and Storm Water Management Ordinance, the applicant must comply with the Waukesha County Storm Water Management and Erosion Control Ordinance.