A petition to rezone is a request to change either the zoning district designation of your parcel or to adjust
the zoning district boundaries on your property. Rezoning may be necessary if your proposed use or structure
does not meet the requirements of your current zoning district.
You may apply for a rezone with Dane County after consulting with the Town Clerk or other Town officials.
A petition to rezone is reviewed by your Town Board, which forwards a recommendation to the County Zoning
and Land Regulation Committee. The Zoning Committee makes a recommendation to the Dane County Board of
Supervisors on whether to approve a rezone after holding a public hearing. The County Board, the County
Executive, and the Town Board again, if any changes have been made from the original application, must
approve the rezone in order for it to become effective.
Among other factors, consistency with the recommendations of the Town Land Use Plan and County Farmland
Preservation Plan will be important in the review of your rezoning request.
Expect a minimum of four months between the time you file an application for a rezoning and the time final
action on your request is taken.
All documents are in Adobe Acrobat format
unless otherwise specified.
Revised: September 1st, 2009