Land Use Permits
Required land use permits must be obtained prior to beginning a construction or relocation project. After-the-fact permits will be charged a triple fee.
WHEN IS A LAND USE PERMIT REQUIRED?
A property owner must obtain a land use permit anytime a structure is to be built, moved, or structurally altered.
Examples: Construction of a new single family dwelling, addition to an existing single family dwelling, moving a garage onto a property, adding a deck or patio, removing an existing shed and replacing it with a newly constructed shed.
WHERE CAN LAND USE PERMITS BE OBTAINED?
Land use permits can be obtained from the Planning & Development Department located in the basement of the Shawano County Courthouse. Appointments are required. Please make an appointment by calling (715) 526-6766.
HOW MUCH DOES A LAND USE PERMIT COST?
A $100.00 fee is required per structure <900 sq. ft. >
A $200.00 fee is required per structure 900 sq. ft – 7499 sq. ft.
A $500.00 fee is required per structure > 7500 sq. ft.
Please call the office for prices on Shoreland and Commercial permits.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ALONG TO OBTAIN A LAND USE PERMIT?
•The applicant must provide a detailed drawing or site plan of the property showing all existing and proposed structures, their dimensions (length x width x heigh to peak) and their setback distances (in feet) from all lot lines, water bodies, road centerlines, septic/holding tanks, septic drain fields, wells, etc.
•The applicant should provide a copy of a tax bill or a legal description of the property.
•The appropriate fee in either cash or check (checks can be made payable to: Shawano County Planning & Development).
HOW LONG ARE LAND USE PERMITS GOOD FOR?
Upon issuance, a land use permit is in effect for 12 months. A land use permit may be renewed prior to expiration for an additional year.