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Permit Application Procedure
Zoning Permits
Douglas County zoning permits are required for:
  • Building, moving, or altering any structure
  • Installation/modifying of septic systems
  • Changing the use of an existing structure
  • Grading and filling
  • Variety of land uses
Complete the permit application as accurately as possible and return the application with the correct fee. The fee for the permit(s) depends on the designated zone district for the parcel of land.

The applicable zone district sheet explains uses listed as “Permitted Uses” requiring a land use permit. “Uses Authorized by a Conditional Use Permit” will require a recommendation from the Town Board and approval by the Zoning Committee at a public hearing. The fee for the permit(s) depends on the designated zone district for the parcel of land.

Additional Information
The information provided in this section is not intended to cover all County or State requirements. Special permit conditions may exist on land parcels adjacent to streams, lakes, and wetlands. Please contact the Douglas County Planning & Zoning office if additional information is required.

Chapter 26.03 of the Wisconsin Statutes states “no person may harvest any raw forest products until 14 days from notifying the County Clerk of the person’s proposal to harvest.” Contact the Douglas County Clerk’s office at (715) 395-1483.

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