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Dane County Zoning strives to protect natural resources, maintain community character and promote sustainable
economic development while balancing public and private needs.
Zoning and Plat Review Responsibilities
Dane County has regulatory authority over many construction and development activities in the unincorporated
areas of the County. Unincorporated areas are lands within the boundary of a town, and outside of a city or
village. Dane County does not have authority over activities in cities and villages.
The County has six main regulatory review and approval processes for construction and land development
activities. These processes include the following:
If you are considering a project in the unincorporated areas of the county Dane County Planning &
Development Staff would be happy to discuss your proposal should you need any assistance. Similarly,
we recommend contacting your Town Clerk to discuss local regulations before filing applications with
Zoning Division phone numbers: (608) 266-4266 and (608) 266-9083
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unless otherwise specified.
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Revised: September 1st, 2009