Mission Statement
To promote and protect public health, safety and welfare, encourage orderly and sustainable economic growth and development, protect and preserve natural resources and geographic features, and encourage planned and orderly land use based on compatibility thereby safeguarding property values.

Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment - Ordinance # 19-08-01
Public Hearing scheduled for July 11, 2019

The Zoning Department is responsible for the administration of the Buffalo County Zoning Ordinance 2018 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:

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:

Zoning Annual Report
​2017 Annual Report

Zoning Department Permit Applications

Conditional Use Permit Application
Administrative Conditional Use Permit Application
Conditional Use Permit Application - Nonmetallic Mining Only
Driveway Permit Application
Rezone Application
Special Exception Application
Uniform Address Number Permit Application
Variance Application Information

Zoning Permit Application
Private Drive Name Approval Form
Town Road Name Approval

Zoning Permit Application Fees
Permit Fee Schedule

Sanitary Permit Applications
For Sanitary Program Information
Contact Zoning Specialist

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

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

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 Acknowledgement 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.

Town Zoning District Maps

Click on a Town link below to open and download a map.