A Zoning Permit is required when a structure or part thereof is located, erected, moved, reconstructed, extended, enlarged, converted or structurally altered in all areas of the Towns of Oconomowoc and Ottawa; or the shoreland/floodland areas (generally within 1,000 feet of a lake or 300 feet of a stream) in the Towns of Brookfield, Delafield, Eagle, Genesee, Lisbon, Merton and Mukwonago.
Per the Ordinance definition, a structure includes, but is not limited to, buildings, pergolas, gazebos, signs, swimming pools, hot tubs, patios, decks, sidewalks, walkways, firepits, retaining walls, monuments, entrance gates, and towers.
- Lateral expansion of a principal structure within the shore setback.
- Lateral expansion of a principal structure within the wetland setback.
- Relocation of a principal structure within the shore setback.
- Impervious surface percentage that requires mitigation. See below:
General Standard Highly Developed Shorelines (HDS)**
>15%-30% >30%-40% residential use or >40%-60%
Please contact the Planner of the Day for more information.
A Minor Grading permit is necessary for land altering activities or projects of less than 3,000 square feet in area and/or less than 15 cubic yards in aggregate.
•Application Form (fillable form) ***Please note: The form must be saved to your local desktop BEFORE filling in the application.***
•Land Owner Authorized Agent Form
•Wetland Notice Form (fillable form) This form applies to all Zoning Permits and must be signed by the owner in accordance with Wisconsin State Statute 59.691. This information is provided to give you notice regarding potential wetlands.
You may also need a Storm Water Permit from the County Land Resources Division. Please contact them at (262) 896-8300.
A permit is necessary for certain tree cutting and/or vegetative removal activities in the Shoreland and Floodland Jurisdictional areas (generally within 1,000 feet of a lake or 300 feet of a stream), within Primary Environmental Corridors, on lands with preservation restrictions, and on properties zoned EC Environmental Corridor District.
A permit is necessary for any permitted uses allowed in the C-1 Conservancy District, including road right-of-ways.
If you have a non-conforming structure or use, you may need to complete the Non-Conforming Structure Worksheet and/or the Non-Conforming Structure and Use Worksheet. Contact the Planner of the Day for more information.
A permit is required to regulate the use of property and restrict the height of structures, including cranes, within certain distances of the Waukesha County Airport (aka Crites Field) boundaries. Please contact the Planner of the Day for more information at (262) 548-7790.
You may need a Preliminary Site Evaluation for impact on your well and septic system or a Storm Water Permit to prevent sediment from leaving your site.
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)
Email is the preferred method of communication and forms and plans
should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, the Planner of the Day is available by phone,
email or virtual meeting appointments only.
Phone: (262) 548-7790 | Fax: (262) 896-8071