Development Review Process

All applications for approvals and permits must be made in person in Room 116, City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in downtown Madison. If you have any questions or need further information, you may contact the Zoning Division at 266-4266.

Other Permits

The Zoning and Plat Review Division administers other development permit and approval processes. These include the following:

  • Sign Permits are required for construction or alteration of many types of signs.
  • Shoreland Zoning Permits are issued for development within 300 feet of a navigable lake, pond, river or stream (including intermittent streams)
  • Flood Zone Permits are issued for any development activity proposed in a FEMA designated flood plain.
  • Cellular and Communication Towers
  • Salvage Yard Licenses are issued to all salvage yards, and must be renewed annually.