Permit Guide Procedures
Zoning Permits - Minor Grading
WHEN: Land altering activities or projects that do not exceed land disturbance greater than 3,000 sq. ft. in area and/or 15 cubic yards in aggregate within the Towns of Ottawa and Oconomowoc; or the areas within 1,000 feet of the ordinary high water mark of a navigable lake, pond or flowage; or 300 feet of the ordinary high water mark of any river or stream; or to the landward side of the floodplain, whichever is greater, in any unincorporated area in Waukesha County.
WHY: To prevent soil erosion, control shoreline alteration and restrict the removal of shoreline vegetation in compliance with the Waukesha County Zoning Code and the Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Protection Ordinance – Appendix A and B of the Waukesha County Code, copies of which are available online and in the office of the Waukesha County Clerk.
WHO: The staff of the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use – Planning and Zoning Division reviews the Zoning Permit, and if approved, mails the issued permit directly to the property owner. See Staff Who Can Help.
HOW: Applicant must submit a complete application packet and fee to the Planning and Zoning Division Staff for review.
A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
VARIANCE OR APPEAL
Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188
Room AC 170 - (262) 896-8270 - Land Information System
Room AC 230 - (262) 548-7790 - Park System, Planning and Zoning
Room AC 260 - (262) 896-8300 - Environmental Health, Land Conservation and Recycling
Room AC 320 - (262) 548-7920 - Community Development
If you have questions, please email Department of Parks & Land Use or call the numbers listed above.