Conditional Use Permits

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Conditional Uses are uses which are not permissible by right in certain Zoning Districts but which may be permitted by the terms of the Kenosha County General Zoning and Shoreland / Floodplain Zoning Ordinance if certain conditions are met.


Certain uses, although not inherently inconsistent with the use classification of a particular district, could create special problems and hazards if allowed to develop and locate as a matter of right in a particular district and therefore is in need of special consideration. A conditional use is designed to be a flexible device designed to cope with these situations.


A pre-conference is required with County Development Staff prior to submitting your request for conditional use. Staff will review your proposed development and discuss the development process. A conditional use is a request letter that you put together based upon the procedures described in the Kenosha County General Zoning and Shoreland / Floodplain Zoning Ordinance. Pre-conferences are usually attended by town officials to assure the request is compatible with town adopted land use plans. We consider zoning a partnership with the towns.

You must submit a completed Kenosha County Development Application and the appropriate fee based upon the Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development Fee Schedule.


Kenosha County Development Application (PDF)


You can anticipate that the conditional use process will take approximately four to eight weeks upon submittal of a completed application. Please keep in mind that this process may take longer if your conditional use permit application is tabled at the town level and/or if additional information becomes necessary.