New Release - South Madison Food Enterprise Study!
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.
Visit the new Economic Development
2011 Tax Bill Information
Farmland Preservation News and Updates
Welcome to the Dane County Department of Planning & Development website! The mission of
the Department of Planning & Development is to provide quality services, information, and
support to Dane County residents, elected officials, property owners, and visitors. The
Department is a multi-faceted agency whose staff works on a wide variety of activities
and programs designed to protect and enhance the public health, safety, and quality of
life enjoyed in Dane County. Our staff is committed to assist you in:
- Understanding zoning and land use permitting processes and requirements
- Accessing land records information and maps
- Planning for vibrant, diverse and distinct communities
- Participating in the many programs and projects we administer such as farmland preservation
and comprehensive planning, federal community development block grants, and first-time home
We hope that this web site will assist you in accessing the information and services you
are seeking. For additional information, please click on any of our agency's divisions,
related programs or the list of quick links and frequently asked questions listed near the
top of this page.
Dane County Department of Planning & Development
210 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
Madison, WI 53703
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:45am to 4:30pm, except holidays