Welcome to the Dane County Department of Planning & Development website! The mission of the Department of Planning & Development is to provide quality services, information, and support to Dane County residents, elected officials, property owners, and visitors. The Department is a multi-faceted agency whose staff works on a wide variety of activities and programs designed to protect and enhance the public health, safety, and quality of life enjoyed in Dane County. Our staff is committed to assist you in:

  • Understanding zoning and land use permitting processes and requirements
  • Accessing land records information and maps
  • Planning for vibrant, diverse and distinct communities
  • Participating in the many programs and projects we administer such as farmland preservation and comprehensive planning, federal community development block grants, and first-time home buyer assistance

We hope that this web site will assist you in accessing the information and services you are seeking. For additional information, please click on any of our agency's divisions, related programs or the list of quick links and frequently asked questions listed near the top of this page.

Latest News

Town Withdrawal
from Zoning
New Zoning
Ordinance Information
Planning Grants

Custom Maps Dane County Housing Needs Assessment
New Shoreland Regulations

As of September 1, 2012 a Shoreland Zoning Permit will be required to be obtained prior to a general zoning permit being issued by the Dane County Zoning Division for any construction activities within 300 feet of a lake or stream.

Property Tax Bill Information

Farmland Preservation News and Updates

Dane County Department of Planning & Development
210 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
Room 116
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-266-4251
Fax: 608-267-1540
Email: plandev@countyofdane.com

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:45am to 4:30pm, except holidays