Seal of Dane County County of Dane

Planning & Development

Planning, Zoning, Records and Support, and Surveyor's Office

The Underrepresented Communities Historical Marker Program is in the news, for more infotmation on the project, plese go HERE.  

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The nominations for the Dane County Historic Markers program are now open!  Submit your nomination now!

Welcome to the Dane County Department of Planning and Development

The Dane County Department of Planning and Development reviews development activities within the unincorporated areas of Dane County and administers the Dane County Ordinances related to planning and development activities. Additionally, the department maintains property information throughout Dane County and assists residents and communities with complex planning issues.

The Department is organized into three divisions: Zoning, Planning, and Land Records and Support.

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Permits & Applications

Links to commonly used permits and other applications

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A home being framed with construction lumber

How to navigate the property development process

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An aerial view of a subdivision

Assisting residents and decision-makers with comprehensive planning issues

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A historic plat of the Dane County area
Land Records & Support/County Surveyor

Track ownership transfers, maintain tax parcel databases for Dane County (except City of Madison) and maintain survey records for the entire county.

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Regional Housing Strategy

Regional Housing Strategy

See More about the project HERE

Plat Book

Plat Book

Purchase the Plat Book HERE

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