The Zoning Department is responsible for the administration of the Buffalo County Zoning Ordinance which establishes the controls for most types of land use and development  within all unincorporated areas of the county.

Other ordinances administered within the Department as stand-alone ordinances include:
  • Uniform Numbering System Ordinance
  • Uniform Dwelling Code Ordinance
  • Wind Energy Facility Ordinance
  • Assemblage Ordinance
  • Subdivision Ordinance

The State of Wisconsin has mandated that counties are responsible for the administration of several State Statutes that have local as well as more far reaching considerations and effects. Those Statutes /Ordinances include:

  • Floodplain Zoning Ordinance
  • Shoreland Zoning Ordinance
  • Sanitary Ordinance
Zoning Department Permit applications
Uniform Address Number Permit Application

Driveway Permit Application
Conditional Use Permit Application
Conditional Use Permit Application - Nonmetallic Mining Only
Special Exception Application
Variance Request Application
Variance Application Information

Zoning Permit Application
Rezone Application

Zoning Application Fee
Fee Schedule

Sanitary Permit applications
For Sanitary Program Information
Contact Keith Bollinger - Zoning Technician/Specialist

State Sanitary Permit Application
Reconnect Permit Application
Modification/Repair Permit Application
Non-Plumbing Permit Application
Change of Plumber Form
POWTS Certification of Inspection Form
Holding Tank Agreement
Holding Tank Servicing Contract
Holding Tank Restrictive Covenant (<160 gpd use)

Wisconsin Loan & Grant Information
Wisconsin Fund Information
Wisconsin Fund Application
CDBG Home Repair Loan Brochure
USDA Rural Housing Loan

Additional Resources
Plumbers/Pumpers/Soil Testers

Conditional Use and Variances
Applicants seeking a Conditional Use Permit*, Variance or Special Exception Permit are required to present their proposal and permit application to the appropriate Town within which the property and proposed use is located.

Following is the link to the required form:
 Towns Permit Application Acknowledge Form
The Zoning Department will not place the application on the Board of Adjustment agenda until the applicant fulfills this requirement and the form is returned to the Zoning Department.

*This does not apply to conditional use permit applications for nonmetallic mining operations.