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Planning and Zoning

The Waupaca County Planning & Zoning Office

  • Issues Land Use Permits for all structures that will be on your property for more than 30 calendar days in a year (Dupont, Fremont and Harrison issue their own Land Use Permits for properties not in shoreland areas.)
  • Issues Shoreland Permits for all structures within the Shoreland in all Townships, including Dupont, Fremont and Harrison) NOTE: ADOBE - If your applications aren't printing right, you might need to update your adobe
  • Reviews all land divisions to make sure they are compliant with the Waupaca County Subdivision Ordinance
  • Issues all sanitary permits
  • Undertakes Planning activities in five categories: transportation, land use, natural resources, local assistance and economic development
ANNOUNCEMENTS

        CURRENT PROJECTS:

Ordinance Revisions: The Waupaca County Planning & Zoning Office is working on ordinance revisions. They will be presented to the Townships in January and the general public in the spring. The following revisions are being proposed:

Shoreland Protection Ordinance Ch. 32  Summary   Track Changes
Zoning Ordinance Ch. 34  Summary   Track Changes
Subdivision Ordinance  Ch. 37  Summary  Track Changes
Non-Metallic Mining Ordinance Ch. 38 Summary Track Changes

PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE WAUPACA COUNTY ZONING, SHORELAND, SUBDIVISION, NON METALLIC MINING & SANITARY ORDINANCES 

Thursday January 16, 2020

9:00 AM

Waupaca County Courthouse

Room 1068, 811 Harding Street

Waupaca, WI 54981

 

 Maintenance Fees. 

Waupaca County imposed a fee for administration and operation of the Maintenance Program in 2003. Since 2007 the fee has been $5/year per septic tank “set”. Multiple active septic systems on a parcel will result in multiple fees. This has historically been billed when the maintenance forms have gone out. In an effort to keep costs down and increase efficiency, starting in 2019, the maintenance fee will be placed on the property tax bill. It will appear as a Septic Maint. Fee Special Charge.  In 2019 the fees will vary widely as we bill for all past years that haven’t been paid. If you did your maintenance and paid your fee in 2018, the 2019 tax bill will show $5. However, if it has been a few years since you have had the maintenance done and paid the fee, the fee will increase accordingly. You could have $10 or $15 due.  Starting in 2020 there won't be the variation in fees from property to property. The special charge will show an annual fee of $5/year per septic system on the property.  This fee is only imposed on properties with septic systems

       Comprehensive Planning Projects:


 
Notice: Waupaca County shall maintain a list of persons who submit a written or electronic request to receive notice of any proposed ordinance or amendment that affects the allowable use of the property owner by that person. This list shall be updated at least annually.

Information:
For those with proposed solar farms or those interested in planning ahead, Minnesota has technical guidance for establishing pollinator habitat (prairie) in solar farms.  Their guidance includes information about seed mixes and densities, options for where to plant pollinator habitat within solar farms, and their state certification process. 
It's available at http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/publications/ewr/prairie_solar_tech_guidance.pdf 

 

 

Contact Us

Waupaca County Planning & Zoning Office
811 Harding St.
Waupaca WI 54981
Office Hours 8-4 M-F

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Phone: 715-258-6255

Director
Ryan Brown
Phone: 715-258-6258
ryan.brown@co.waupaca.wi.us

Zoning Administrator
Jason Snyder
Phone: 715-258-6373
jason.snyder@co.waupaca.wi.us

Code Enforcement
(Zoning, Shoreland, Floodplain, Junk)
Jeff Henneman
Phone: 715-258-6269
jeff.henneman@co.waupaca.wi.us

Code Enforcement
(Zoning, Shoreland, Floodplain)
Candace Bauer
Phone: 715-258-6374
candace.bauer@co.waupaca.wi.us

Code Enforcement
(Zoning, Shoreland, Floodplain, Junk)
Rebecca Fields
Phone: 715-258-6256
rebecca.fields@co.waupaca.wi.us

POWTS Inspector
(Septic systems)
Lara Pagel
Phone: 715-258-6257
lara.pagel@co.waupaca.wi.us

Secretary
Jenna Hagen
Phone: 715-258-6347
jenna.hagen@co.waupaca.wi.us


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