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Planning & Development

Planning, Zoning, Records and Support, and Surveyor's Office

In light of the emerging COVID-19 crisis, the Dane County Planning & Development office will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC effective 4:30pm, Wednesday March 18th. Department staff will continue to answer questions and process zoning applications via phone and email, where possible.

More information and Updates

Over the next 6 weeks the Dane County Planning and Development Department is transitioning over to a new website Please update all links and bookmarks accordingly.  If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for please call us at 608-266-4266 or e-mail us at

Dane County is considering an amendment to the Dane County Comprehensive Plan: 

Town of Deerfield Comprehensive Plan (County Ordinance Amendment 2020 OA-008) updates HERE
Town of Pleasant Springs Comprehensive Plan (County Ordinance Amendment 2020 OA-009) updates HERE
Town of Dunn Comprehensive Plan (County Ordinance Amendment 2020 OA-010) updates HERE
Town of Burke Comprehensive Plan (County Ordinance Amendment 2020 OA-011) updates HERE

Welcome to the Dane County Department of Planning and Development

The Dane County Department of Planning and Development reviews development activities within the unincorporated areas of Dane County and administers the Dane County Ordinances related to planning and development activities. Additionally, the department maintains property information throughout Dane County and assists residents and communities with complex planning issues.

The Department is organized into three divisions: Zoning, Planning, and Land Records and Support.


Permits & Applications

Links to commonly used permits and other applications

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How to navigate the property development process

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Assisting residents and decision-makers with comprehensive planning issues

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Land Records & Support

Maintaining Real Estate ownership records for all of Dane County except Madison

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