Waukesha County

Subdivision Approval Authority Final Plat (Towns)


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WHEN: An applicant is creating a number of lots defined as a subdivision in the local and/or Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Subdivision Control Ordinance. See Appendix D of the Waukesha County Code of Ordinances, available online and in the office of the Waukesha County Clerk.

WHY: The local and/or Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Subdivision Control Ordinance requires the filing of a Final Plat in accordance with Section 236 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. Additional requirements for subdivision plats are contained in Article VIII - Chapter 14 of the Waukesha County Code of Ordinances, entitled Storm Water Management and Erosion Control.

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 FINAL PLAT SUBMITTAL SHALL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Applicant submits the correct number of copies of the Final Plat in accordance with Section 236 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, and local and/or Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Subdivision Control Ordinance (See Staff Who Can Help).
  • A completed Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use Planning and Zoning Division Subdivision Plat Submittal Form.
  • Documentation of any Primary Environmental Corridors or wetland delineations and concurrence by the Department of Natural Resources or the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
  • “Certification of Compliance” from the Land Resources Division, in accordance with the Waukesha County Storm Water Management and Erosion Control Ordinance.
  • Review of the Land Division Checklist.

FEE

  • 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.

TIME:

  • In accordance with Section 236 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, the County has sixty (60) days from date of submittal to take action on a Final Plat.

NOTE:

  • The County, Town and any extra-territorial City or Village are approving authorities and cannot take formal action on a Final Plat until such time as there is a certification of no objection from all objecting agencies.
  • The Final Plat must be recorded in the Waukesha County Register of Deeds Office in accordance with Section 236 of the Wis. State Statutes.
  • The applicant is responsible for submitting to the forwarding agency (the County) sufficient copies of the Plat for all reviewing agencies, and the Review and Fee Forms for the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), the Waukesha County Department of Public Works, the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use, Divisions of Land Resources and Environmental Health, and all utilities.
  • Storm Water “Certification of Compliance” from the Waukesha County Land Resources Division ensures that the necessary maintenance agreements, drainage and access easements and other applicable platting issues meet County Code requirements. A final plat cannot be approved without this “certification”.

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.