Permit Guide Procedures
Zoning Permit - Streambank & Shoreline Stabilization Structures
WHEN: An applicant is proposing to construct a new Streambank/Shoreline Stabilization Structure (also known as a rip-rap wall or seawall) or repair an existing structure on the shore of any lake, pond, river or stream within the jurisdiction of the Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Protection Ordinance.
WHY: To prevent soil erosion, control shoreline alteration and restrict the removal of shoreline vegetation in areas covered by the Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Protection Ordinance – Appendix B of the Waukesha County Code, copies of which are available online and in the office of the Waukesha County Clerk.
WHO: The staff of the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use – Planning and Zoning Division reviews the Zoning Permit, and if approved, mails the issued permit to the property owner. See Staff Who Can Help.
HOW: Applicant must submit a complete application packet and fee.
A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
VARIANCE OR APPEAL
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.