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Updating Your Town Plan

In Dane County, town plans are a critical piece of the local and county land use decisionmaking process.

The Dane County zoning ordinance stipulates that the Zoning and Land Regulation (ZLR) Committee use plans developed by towns and approved by the county board as criteria for zoning recommendations [Section 10.255(1)(d), DCCO].

In practice, the county uses the Dane County Comprehensive Plan as the guiding plan, since it is comprised of town plans adopted by the county board. Towns submit their adopted comprehensive plan, in its entirety, for county adoption as amendments to the Dane County Comprehensive Plan. Additionally, Wisconsin State Statute requires updates to each plan be done every 10 years.

If you would like to request assisstance on the update to your Town's plan, or if you would just talk it through, please let us know. 

We will let you know estimations on cost and timing.  

To get started please contact Senior Planner Alexandra Andros (608) 261-9780

To make sure we are all on the same page, the key priority needed for us to get started is a contract or memorandum of understanding (MOU)

  • timeline - town and staff calendars come together to see what can be done when.
  • planning process - is the project a full revamp to the Town Plan or sublte changes and updates
  • deliverables - when the process will be done
  • costs - know up front the range of costs for your project


Full Planning Process
  • up front strategizing
  • timelines
  • public input options
  • planning process
  • WI State Statute compliant
  • Dane County Board adoption
A la Carte Planning Options
  • Data Updates
  • Map Updates
  • Solar Policy
  • TDR Policy
  • Density Policy Updates