​Zoning Board of Adjustment / Appeals Workshops

 
Zoning refers to the use of the public regulatory power to specify how land may be used and developed. The intent of zoning is to balance individual property right with the rights of the general public to a healthy, safe and orderly living environment. The primary role of a zoning board of adjustment/appeals is to review and decide case where there is an alleged error in a zoning decision or where a relaxation of the ordinance is sought.
 
The Center for Land Use Education offers zoning board of adjustment/appeals workshops serving multi-county areas of Wisconsin. Workshops are designed for newly appointed zoning board members, veteran zoning board members tackling complex issues, and planning and zoning staff whose job it is to support the zoning board.
 
Workshops may be arranged through your county Cooperative Extension office or directly through the Center for Land Use Education by contacting us at 715-346-3783 or landcenter@uwsp.edu

Workshop Schedule

Summer 2016

Zoning Board Workshop 

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - Marquette County Services Center, Montello, WI 
 
This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply.
 
The Zoning Board Handbook assists zoning board members in understanding the role and responsibilities of the zoning board. It is not required for the workshop. You can order printed copies at the time of registration or download a free PDF version. 
 
 
Register online here.
 

Spring 2016

Zoning Committee Workshop 

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - Lincoln Town Hall, Eagle River, WI  
Learn about the reasons behind zoning and legal standards applicable to zoning committee
decisions.
This workshop is designed for Zoning Committee members with varying levels of experience.
 
 

Zoning Committee Workshop

Friday, May 6, 2016 - Flat Creek Inn, Hayward, WI  

Learn about the reasons behind zoning and legal standards applicable to zoning committee
decisions.
This workshop is designed for Zoning Committee members with varying levels of experience.


 Winter 2016

 Zoning Board Workshop

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - Germantown Community Library, Germantown, WI 
This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply. Please register online by Tuesday, January 12th.
 
 

 Fall 2015

 Thursday, October 28,2015 - UW-Extension Sheboygan County, Sheboygan, WI
The workshop is designed for zoning board members, plan commission members, zoning committee members and town and county board members with varying levels of experience. Other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about why we have specific zoning standards and the legal standards for zoning board decisions. Please register online by Friday, October 23. 
 
 

 Spring 2015

 Thursday, May 7, Dunn County Government Center, Menomonie, WI
This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply. Please register online by Monday, May 4.

Zoning Workshop for Board of Adjustment/Appeals

 

 Winter 2015

 Friday, February 20, Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, Ashland, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply. Please register online by Tuesday, February 17.

Zoning Workshop for Board of Adjustment/Appeals

 

Thursday, February 12, Clark County Courthouse, Neillsville, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply. Please register online by Monday, February 9.

 

 

Thursday, January 29, Town of Winchester Town Hall, Larsen, Winnebago County, WI

  

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply. Please register online by Monday, January 26.

Zoning Workshop for Board of Adjustment/Appeals