• Permit Guide Procedures

  • Zoning Map Amendment


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    WHEN: An applicant wants to amend the zoning district classification for an area.

    WHY: The intended use is not a permitted use by right in the existing zoning district classification within the jurisdictional limits of the  Waukesha County Zoning Code or the Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Protection Ordinance, 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 amends the Zoning Map after County Board approval and review by the Waukesha County Executive. See Staff Who Can Help.

    HOW: Applicant must submit a complete application and fee to the Planning and Zoning Division Staff for review and scheduling..

     A COMPLETED APPLICATION SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 

    • Petition to Amend Zoning Map form.
    • Three (3) copies of a scaled map indicating the location and dimensions of the subject parcel, existing and proposed buildings and their uses.
    • A detailed description of the proposed use.
    • A Site Plan and Plan of Operation form may be required.
    • A “Preliminary Storm Water Review Letter” may be required from the Land Resources Division, in accordance with the Waukesha County Storm Water Management and Erosion Control Ordinance. 


    FEE 

    • See Department of Parks and Land Use – Planning and Zoning Division Fee Schedule 


    VARIANCE OR APPEAL 

    • An appeal of a decision of the Waukesha County Board must be made to the Circuit Court within six (6) months of the Board's decision. Contact the Waukesha County Clerk of Courts to schedule an appeal.


    TIME: 

    • An applicant can anticipate that the rezoning process will take approximately 10 to 12 weeks upon receipt of a complete application packet by the Planning and Zoning Division Staff.


    NOTES: 

    • A zoning amendment under the jurisdiction of the Waukesha County Zoning Code requires Town Board and County Board approval. Contact your Town Hall for assistance. See Coordinating Agencies.
    • For a zoning map amendment under the jurisdiction of the Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Protection Ordinance, the Town Board is a recommending body and the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors is the approval authority.
    • In the case of an amendment of a floodplain area, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) must also concur with the change and results in the submittal of a letter of map amendment. See Coordinating Agencies.
    • A Storm Water Permit may be required from the Land Resources Division in accordance with the Waukesha County Storm Water Management and Erosion Control Ordinance.
    • An inspection of the site may also be required.