The County's jurisdictional area includes all of the Towns of Brighton, Paris, Randall, Somers and Wheatland. The County is also contracted to administer zoning jurisdiction responsibilities for the Village of Salem Lakes and the Village of Somers. The County's zoning jurisdiction does not include the City of Kenosha, the Villages of Bristol, Paddock Lake, Pleasant Prairie, Silver Lake or Twin Lakes.
However, it should be noted that lands formerly under the County's Shoreland Zoning Jurisdiction that have been annexed by a City or Village after May 7, 1983, are required to continue to comply with the County's Shoreland regulations unless the City or Village in which it is now located adopts an Ordinance at least as restrictive as the County's Shoreland Ordinance. You should contact the appropriate municipality for their zoning requirements.
If you have a question as to whether or not a property is within the County's zoning jurisdiction, please contact the Kenosha County Department of Planning & Development at (262) 857-1895 with a tax key number or property address and we will assist you.