For smaller projects, such as residential decks and fences or outbuildings, an appointment is not usually required. Zoning permits for these structures can generally be issued right away on a first come, first serve basis, assuming all zoning issues are addressed in the application. You can expect the process to take about a half hour or less. Please ensure that if you send an agent or contractor to pull the permit for you that he/she is informed of the proposed project well enough to answer any questions the Land Use Specialist may have during the permitting process. If you wish to speak with a Land Use Specialist, please call (262) 857-1895.
Setting up an appointment is recommended when submitting an application for larger projects, such as new residential/commercial construction, residential/commercial additions, sign permits, antenna co-locations, etc. Permits of this type can generally be issued within five working days, assuming all required application information has been presented, and issues, such as sanitation and site plan review, have been addressed.
Be aware that the zoning code allows up to thirty days for the office to formally approve or deny a zoning permit application. It is highly recommended that you speak face to face with a Land Use Specialist when dropping off your application packet to ensure that all issues have been addressed.