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.

New Dane County Zoning Ordinance Information

On January 17, 2019, the Dane County Board of Supervisors adopted 2018-OA-20, which comprehensively revised the Dane County Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 10, Dane County Code). This represents the first comprehensive revision in the county zoning ordinance’s history.

Each town board will have until January 17, 2020 to determine whether or not to adopt the new county zoning ordinance. During this time, the old ordinance will remain in effect. Over the course of 2019, Dane County Department of Planning and Development staff will be working with town plan commissions, town boards and landowners to assist in the final adoption of the new zoning ordinance. If there are errors in adopted zoning maps, the Department of Planning and Development will also work with town boards to correct them through town-initiated rezone petitions.

You may have received a postcard in the mail notifying you of the proposed change in zoning on your property. Information on the new zoning ordinance is available by following the links below, or by contacting county staff at 608-266-4251.

Links to Complete Text and Summary of New Ordinance

What’s Changing in the New Ordinance?

How Will My Zoning Change?

Project Development

For More Information, Contact:

Brian Standing, Senior Planner
Dane County Department of Planning and Development
Room 116, City County Building
Madison, WI 53703