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.

Shoreland Zoning NR 115 Update

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.

Updated Shoreland Zoning Ordinance Introduced

NR 115, Wisconsin Administrative Code

Dane County Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 11, Dane County Code)


NR 115 / NR 151 / Shoreland Joint Subcommittee of Lakes and Watershed Commision and Zoning and Land Regulations Committee

Minutes and agendas Look under "Lakes and Watershed Commission"

Public Information Workshops

08/17/2011 Meeting

07/13/2011 Meeting

06/15/2011 Meeting

General Information about Shoreland Zoning:
Shoreland Restoration:

05/18/2011 Meeting

03/16/2011 Meeting

01/19/2011 Meeting

11/17/2010 Meeting

10/20/2010 Meeting

08/23/2010 Meeting

06/21/2010 Meeting

Revised: September 14th, 2011