Waukesha County

Do I need a permit to cut trees/remove vegetation on my property?

Yes. The County does have regulations regarding what trees/vegetation can be cut or removed and how many trees can be cut or how much vegetation can be removed in the Shoreland and Floodland jurisdictional areas (1,000 feet from a lake or pond, and/or 300 feet from any other navigable body of water or its flood plain, whichever is greater), within Primary Environmental Corridors, on lands with preservation restrictions imposed by a land division action, and on properties zoned EC Environmental Corridor District. Please contact our office for a determination as to whether or not any of the above regulations apply to your property prior to removing any trees/vegetation on your property Shoreland Cutting Zoning Permit.

Mailing Address:  515 W. Moreland Blvd. Room AC 230, Waukesha, WI 53188
Reception Desk:  Room AC260
Business Hours: M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (excluding Holidays)
Phone: (262) 548-7790 | Fax: (262) 896-8071

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