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Planning and Zoning

The purpose of the Zoning Ordinance is to insure sound land management and orderly development of the county. It regulates the types of uses with in each zoning district as well as the specific development standards for each zoning district, which control such details as height, size and use of buildings and lot sizes.

Comprehensive Plan

A document that guides the future development of the county, based on long-term goals and objectives of the community.

Comprehensive Plan

Board and Commissions

Planning Commission

An eight member group appointed by the County Commissioners whose function is to conduct public hearings, act on conditional use permit applications and make recommendations to the County Board. The Planning Commission considers the compliance of each request relative to Comprehensive Plan as a part of each decision or recommendation to the County Board. They also review and decide on minor preliminary plats, review major plats and amendments to the Development Code.

  • Members include:
  • Scott Johnson
  • Steve Wunderlich
  • Mitch Czech
  • Bill Paradeis
  • Art Buhs
  • Paul Wesenberg
  • Gerry Feld
  • Warren Peschl
  • Jim McMahon (Alt)

Board of Adjustment

A five member board appointed by the County Commissioners that have the exclusive power to order the issuance of variances to the land use Ordinances within the County. The Board of Adjustment also hears appeals of the zoning Administrator.

  • Members include:
  • Sean Arnold
  • Chad Bukowski
  • Marvin Neubert
  • Darrell Scott
  • Bill Paradeis (Planning Commission Member)

Ordinances and Regulations

Development Code

Applications and Forms