Zoning Code | Permit Center

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The land development process, whether simple (adding a shed in the backyard) or complex, involves various types of reviews. Some projects may in fact require a series of different reviews.

The basic steps in the review process are described below. Scroll past that section to see a list of the different types of review procedures. If you are unsure about what reviews are required, contact us and tell us more about your project.

Get Forms
You can get the correct application forms by clicking on the procedure name below. A pdf of the application form will be posted there. You can download the pdf to your device.
Complete Application
Fill out the application form as it applies to your project. Depending on the nature of your project, you may need to work with a design professional, engineer, or professional surveyor. Make sure you prepare other supplemental materials that may be needed to fully describe the project.
Submit Application Materials
Once you have a complete application submittal, please submit it online. You'll need to fill out some basic information and also upload your application form and potentially other supplemental materials.
Most, but not all applications, have an application fee. The amount of the fee will obviously reflect the amount of effort that's needed to review and process the application. If there is a fee, it will be stated when you submit it online.
Completeness Check
Once we receive your application and the required application fee, we will review it to make sure it is complete and ready for formal review.
Review and Decision
After the application is deemed complete, the formal review process begins. Some types of reviews are handled administratively by staff. Other reviews are evaluated by the Plan Commission and/or the Town Board at a public meeting.
Follow Up
If an application is approved, there may be conditions that must be met before you can move to the next step in the process (like getting a building permit). The approval document you receive will list any conditions of approval.

Administrative Appeal Any person can appeal an administrative decision to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Building, Site Plan, Plan of Operation Site plan / plan of operation review is required for most commercial and industrial projects and for many conditional uses. T... Change in Topography As a general rule, a review is needed for work involving 250 cubic yards or more of earthwork. Code Amendment The text of the zoning code and the zoning map may be amended. Code Interpretation The zoning administrator is always ready to help people with their questions. If a person wants a formal determination for ho... Conditional Use Although each zoning district is primarily intended for a predominant type of land use, there are some uses that may be appro... Conversion of a Nonconforming Use A legal nonconforming use can be converted to another nonconforming use so long as it is less nonconforming. Expansion of a Nonconforming Building A nonconforming building with a conforming use may be expanded in compliance with all requirements of the zoning code and wit... Planned Unit Development District Registration of Nonconforming Use Land uses that do not comply with the existing zoning regulations, but which were legally established are referred to as “non... Rural Accessory Building Determination In an effort to keep the Town’s rural character, certain accessory buildings (e.g., barns, machine sheds) may be kept without... Special Exception A special exception allows the use of a standard that is different than the generally applicable standard, but only in those ... Special Use for Livestock Operations Telecommunication Facilities - Class 1 Collocation or New Starting in 2013, new rules were adopted for telecommunication facilities. Telecommunication Facilities - Class 2 Collocaton A Clsss 2 collocation does not involve a substantial modification. Termination of Approval The property owner and the Town, in certain circumstances, can terminate an approval, such as a conditional use. Variance A property owner can submit a variance application seeking approval to not follow one or more standard in the zoning code. Zoning Permit A zoning permit is required of most kinds of projects. When a zoning permit is required, all other required reviews must occu...