WHEN: Applicant requests a change in or expansion of a permitted use in a business, public, or industrial district, or applies for a change of operator/owner, or generally when applying for a Conditional Use, or as a requirement of Conditional Use approval in the Towns of Ottawa, Oconomowoc and Vernon, or the areas within 1,000 feet of the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) of a navigable lake, pond or flowage; or 300 feet of the OHWM 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 provide the Town and County with a detailed description of the proposed use and serve as a basis to determine if the use complies with all requirements of the Waukesha County Zoning Code and Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Protection Ordinance – Appendix A and B of the Waukesha County Code, available online and in the office of the Waukesha County Clerk.
WHO: The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use - Planning and Zoning Division receives the application and conducts a written staff review within three weeks of receipt of a complete application packet and fee. If approved by the staff, a decision letter or a Zoning Compliance Permit will be issued to the applicant outlining what was approved and any conditions of approval. If required, the applicant is responsible for submitting a Site Plan/Plan of Operation packet to the Town Planning Commission containing the exact same information submitted to the County to be placed on the Town Plan Commission agenda for consideration. Upon receipt of approval by the Town Planning Commission, and satisfaction of all conditions of the Town and County approvals, the Planning and Zoning Division Staff will issue a Plan of Operation/Use Permit. If the Site Plan/Plan of Operation is related to a Conditional Use, then the Waukesha County Park and Planning Commission also reviews the Site Plan/Plan of Operation. 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:
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