General Zoning Resources
This factsheet describes the use of local zoning ordinances to regulate land uses, densities and dimensional standards such as lot sizes, setbacks and building height limitations.
Zoning is one tool used to carry out community goals and objectives as set forth in a comprehensive or land use plan. This compilation by Struck covers such topics as zoning powers and developing a zoning ordinance to extraterritorial zoning.
Towns and counties have separate, well-defined roles in adoption, amendment and exceptions to general zoning.
Helps communities find an appropriate balance between private rights in continued use of existing development and the public purposes of new land use regulations. Printed copies are available at no charge. If you would like to order printed copies, you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 715-346-3783.
- DNR's Zoning case law summaries in Wisconsin: Cases relevant to shoreland and floodplain zoning in Wisconsin; published decisions of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, DNR Publication # WT-540, Revised October 2004