Planning & Development Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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.

Dane County Water Resource Regulations

Protecting Dane County’s lakes, ponds, streams, aquifers, wetlands and floodplains requires the efforts of several agencies at the county, regional, state and federal levels of government. This page is intended to help landowners and developers navigate the permitting process and answer some of the most common questions. If you can’t find what you need here, please feel free to contact the Department of Planning and Development, and we’ll be happy to go over your project in detail.

Overview of Water Regulation and Protection

Shoreland and Wetland Zoning

Dane County Shoreland Zoning Permits

Dane County Resources

Other Resources

Floodplain Zoning

Dane County Resources

Other Resources

Manure Management, Erosion Control and Stormwater Management

Sewer, Sanitary and Drinking Water Regulations

Dane County Resources

Other Resources