General Information

Oconto County Zoning is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the following ordinances and programs: Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Ordinance, Wisconsin Fund Grant Program, Floodplain Ordinance, Animal Waste Management Ordinance, Shoreland/Wetland Zoning Ordinance, and Non-Metallic Mining Reclamation Ordinance.

We provide information and assist with applications for county permits for land use, minor structures, assist in assigning Emergency 911 property addresses, process sanitary permits, issue sign permits, process applications for public hearing actions such as zone changes, conditional use permits and variances, conduct certified survey and plat reviews and assist state and federal agencies with their permitting when needed. In addition, Oconto County Zoning also conducts onsite inspections, issues violation notices and coordinates all phases of public hearing actions for the County Planning and Zoning Committee and the County Board of Adjustment.

LOMC is the process, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), by which the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) can be amended or revised. This is a list of the current effective LOMCs for Oconto County.

Zoning Links

  • Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Wetlands (Information on Regulations, Wetland Maps, Functionality, Wetland Science) - Wetlands are nurseries for fish and wildlife, purifiers for lakes, rivers and groundwater, and storage for floodwaters. They're also playgrounds for birders, hikers, hunters and paddlers, and a storehouse for carbon, one of the greenhouse gases fueling climate change.
  • Safety and Buildings Division - Uniform Dwelling Code (One- and Two-Family Dwelling) Program - The Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC) is the statewide building code for one- and two-family dwellings built since June 1, 1980. Consultation and education are provided concerning Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC) construction standards and inspection procedures. Building materials are evaluated for conformance with standards. UDC inspection and contractor credentials are administered.