- What Ordinances do Walworth County Land Use and Resource Management regulate?
- When is a Zoning Permit required?
- What if I am only replacing what is there, do I still need a zoning permit?
- What is the process for applying for a zoning permit?
- Is a zoning permit required for a fence?
- Do I need a permit from the Walworth County Land Use and Resource Management Department for my construction, land disturbance or vegetation removal project?
- Why does the County require an inspection or an updated survey be submitted even though the Building Inspector inspects the construction?
- How do I find out what zoning district my property is zoned?
- What areas are in the County’s zoning jurisdiction?
- What Walworth County permits will I need to construct a single family residence?
- When is the Zoning office open?
- Do I need an appointment to apply for a permit?
- Where is the Land Use and Resource Management Department located?
- Where can I obtain my tax key number?
- Where can I find the legal description of my property?
- Do I need a permit to cut/remove trees on my property?
- Can I store unlicensed and/or inoperable vehicles on my property?
- Do I need approval to operate a home occupation from my residential property?
- Is more than one dwelling unit allowed on a property?
- Can I have an in-law unit or a guest house on my property?
- Can I have a mobile home on my property?
- Does the County issue permits for piers and other structures placed on the bed of a water body?
- Can I have a boathouse on my property?
- How many accessory structures can I have on my property?
- I have a vacant piece of land. Can I construct an accessory structure, without a residence, on the parcel?
- Can I have horses on my property?
- What if I have a sub-standard lot or structure?
- What if I have a legal non-conforming structure?
- Who do I contact for regulations governing land divisions (subdivisions and certified survey maps)?
- I want to build a pond. Do I need a County Permit?
The County also regulates:
- Industrial Uses
- Public and Institutional Uses
- Quarry Operations
- Telecommunication Towers
- Solar Panels
Please contact our office for an explanation of these regulations relative to these types of uses with the County's zoning jurisdiction. The information relates to the County's zoning ordinances only. Please check with your local Town to determine if there are other regulations that may apply.
In the event it is determined that there is a violation of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances, the property owner will be required to correct the violation or face the penalties outlined in the ordinances, including the issuance of citations. Citations may be issued for each violation of the ordinance and each day a violation exists is a separate violation. There are also other procedures that are not covered in this section. If you have questions about something not covered herein, please feel free to contact us.