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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

Planning & Zoning Committee meeting: 
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Place: Waupaca County Courthouse, LL 42, 811 Harding Street, Waupaca, Wisconsin
  • All interested persons wishing to be heard are invited to be present.  In response to the recent COVID 19 pandemic and the recommendations for social distancing, all interested persons are invited to participate by providing written email comments to Jason.Snyder@co.waupaca.wi.us by May 25, 2020 or by attending the hearing at the scheduled time via the Zoom website at the following: 

     Remote Access URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83514272605?pwd=UXU2dUh5TmFyYmtlQnZGcVA2a0NHdz09

    • Meeting ID:  835 1427 2605 Password:  121203
    • Participation may also be by telephone only access into the video platform.  For the telephone access information, please call 1-312-626-6799

    The meeting can also be viewed through the following link to watch a live stream on YouTube for any Waupaca County remote access meeting.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTWDB7UAKvFtU07vcs08zQ/

COVID 19 Update: In an effort to reduce spread of the covid-19 virus, please call or email with your questions rather than coming into the office. Our counter, and most courthouse counters, are closed to the public. We have reduced our personnel presence in the office. Your projects, questions and concerns are still very important to us and we will do our best to service you in this new capacity as efficiently as possible.  Please email and leave voice mails (contact information to the right). Applications can be found on the tabs to the left. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.  Our contact information can be found on the right of the screen.  Please watch the Health and Human Services page for updates.

County Press Release regarding Covid-19

Flooding Concerns 2020


Ordinance Revisions: The Waupaca County Planning & Zoning Office is working on ordinance revisions. The revisions are tentatively planned for public hearing in front of the Planning and Zoning Committee in May. 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
Buildings and Building Regulations Ordinance, proposed Ch. 53

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.

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

Auto Attendant
Phone: 715-258-6255

Ryan Brown
Phone: 715-258-6258

Zoning Administrator
Jason Snyder
Phone: 715-258-6373

Code Enforcement
(Zoning, Shoreland, Floodplain, Junk)
Jeff Henneman
Phone: 715-258-6269

Code Enforcement
(Zoning, Shoreland, Floodplain)
Candace Bauer
Phone: 715-258-6374

Code Enforcement
(Zoning, Shoreland, Floodplain, Junk)
Rebecca Fields
Phone: 715-258-6256

POWTS Inspector
(Septic systems)
Lara Pagel
Phone: 715-258-6257

Jenna Hagen
Phone: 715-258-6347

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