New Dane County Zoning Ordinance Information

This page provides information on the draft new Dane County Zoning ordinance. The new ordinance has been developed over the past 24 months with broad participation by town officials and members of the public and represents the first ever comprehensive revision of the county zoning ordinance.

The ordinance has not yet been formally adopted. The Dane County Zoning and Land Regulations committee will hold public hearings on the new ordinance before it is adopted by the county board. Once adopted by the county board, each town board will have one year 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 2018, Dane County Department of Planning and Development staff will be working with town plan commissions, town boards and landowners to revise proposed zoning maps to meet individual needs and adopted town comprehensive plans.

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 Draft 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