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Planning & Development

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

In 2017, the Planning and Development Department initiated a discussion on diversity and inclusion that included race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, abilities and other protected classes. Diversity, equity, and inclusivity are high priorities shared by both our County Executive and County Board, and in turn, our department.  

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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.

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Permits & Applications

Links to commonly used permits and other applications

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Zoning

How to navigate the property development process

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Planning

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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