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.

Zoning District Fact Sheets


All documents are in Adobe Acrobat format unless otherwise specified.

Natural Resource and Recreation Districts

Farmland Preservation Districts

Rural Mixed-Use and Transitional Districts

Rural Residential Districts

Residential Districts

Hamlet Districts

Commercial Districts

Processing, Manufacturing and Industrial Districts

Special Use Districts

Additional Documents

Historic Zoning Districts

Zoning descriptions listed as "ETZ DCPREZ-0000-00000" fall within an extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction. Cities have been given, by statute, either a 3-mile (if pop. 10,000 or more) or a 1.5-mile extent of zoning control outside their corporate boundaries if the proper cooperative steps with the adjoining town are followed. Villages have been given up to 1.5 miles. This allows a city/village to exercise land use control over new development that otherwise might be incompatible with a city/village’s future growth. To obtain zoning information for properties in an ETZ area please contact the city or village directly.