​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

You can learn more about the roles and responsibilities of zoning boards in the Zoning Board Handbook.

Planning and Zoning Webinar Videos

The Center for Land Use Education conducted several planning and zoning webinars in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. All webinar video recordings are available for purchase. Basic sessions from the Fall 2020 webinars are free. 

For detailed webinar descriptions and ordering information see our Planning and Zoning Training page. 

Spring 2021: These four webinars are designed for planning and zoning staff and new and continuing officials to help them learn about their roles and responsibilities related to zoning and subdivision regulations.

Fall 2020: These five webinars are focused on orientatong new and continuing Wisconsin officials and staff to their roles and responsibilities related to zoning. Basic and Advanced sessions are available.

​Spring 2020

Workshop for Local Planning and Zoning Officials 

Monday, March 30, 2020 - St Croix County Agriculture and Education Center, Baldwin, WI

This workshop will help you understand the roles and responsibilities of local land use decision-makers. The morning session is designed for the zoning board of adjustment and appeals. The afternoon session is designed for the plan commission and elected officials. Planning and zoning staff, administrators, clerks, and interested officials are also encouraged to attend.  

Zoning Board of Adjustment & Appeals Workshop

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - Marathon County Courthouse Assembly Room, Wausau, 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 will provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply.

FALL 2019

Zoning Board of Adjustment & Appeals Workshop

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - Green Lake County Government Center, Green Lake, WI

This workshop will have a floodplain and shoreland zoning focus. The 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 will provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply.