​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.

Conducting Government Business Remotely: Resources for Municipalities

CLUE has aggregated a few website resources to assist you in conducting meetings and conference calls remotely. Also included are broadband access resources and links to the latest public health information.

View the resources or download the file Remote Government Website Resources.pdf

Workshop Schedule

Fall 2020

Zoning Webinar Series
A webinar series designed to orient new and continuing officials and staff to their roles and responsibilities related to zoning. The first two sessions are designed for newly elected and appointed officials, clerks, administrators, and others who are new to planning and zoning. The last three sessions are designed for planning and zoning staff, experienced officials, and individuals who have completed introductory training. 

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 3-4 pm – Role of the Plan Commission

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 3-4 pm – Role of the Zoning Board 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 10-11 am – New Rules for Conditional Uses

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 10-11 am – Variances

Monday, November 30, 2020, 10-11 am – Refreshing Your Zoning Ordinance

This is an online only presentation series. Workshop details and registration are available through Eventbrite: 

Zoning Webinars Information & Registration

Zoning Webinars Brochure

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.