You will need to obtain a zoning permit prior to the erection, replacement, or reconstruction of a sign.
In order to apply for a zoning permit for a sign, you will need to submit a number of required materials with the completed application form. Please use the tabs above for more information on obtaining a zoning permit for a sign.
Once a zoning permit has been issued, you may begin work. Dane County Zoning will conduct inspections on the property to verify that the sign is constructed in accordance with the zoning permit.
A location survey may be required if any proposed sign is to be located within 10 feet of a required setback.
Zoning staff will issue a certificate of compliance if your project meets all applicable ordinance provisions after the post-construction inspection.
Your project may also require state or local permits. Please check with your Town Clerk for any local permit requirements. If the sign sign can be seen from a State or Federal highway check with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to determine if a permit is required.
A zoning permit for a sign may be obtained by e-mailing, dropping off, or mailing all materials and appropriate information and to:
Dane County Planning and Development
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd RM 116,
Madison, WI 53703.
Fee payments can be made by check, payable to Dane County Zoning, or by requesting a Square invoice to pay online with a credit card. Credit card payments require an additional processing fee.
Please call our office at (608) 266-4266 or contact us by e-mail with any questions.
|TYPE OF SIGN||REVIEW FEE|
|On premise advertising wall sign||$100|
|On premise advertising ground sign||$200|
|On Premise Advertising pylon sign||$200|
|Electronic message sign||$300|
|Billboards (each face)||$500|
|Home occupation sign||$50|
|Limited family business sign||$50|