Zoning Fundamentals

​​​We will look at what zoning is and why most Wisconsin communities have adopted it. Then we’ll cover the roles of different local government bodies in adopting, amending and administering zoning.

​​Webinar Materials

Zoning Fundamentals PowerPoint as a PDF

Zoning Fundamentals Video Recording

Zoning Fundamentals Audio Only Recording

The Zoning Ordinance Handout

Plan Commission Handbook: Chapter 7, Zoning Regulations

A Quarter Century of Changes to Wisconsin's Local Land Use Enabling Laws, Brian Ohm, 2018

Zoning by Kevin Struck

Additional Resources

Land Use Training & Resources

Land Use Training & Resources offers access to online education modules about plan commissions and zoning boards and the role they play in land use planning and management. It also provides a variety of information and resources, including community outreach examples, for municipalities interested in expanding their communication through digital processes.

Plan Commission Handbook 

The Plan Commission Handbook is designed to assist the plan commission, local government officials and citizens in understanding the roles and responsibilities of the plan commission and related decision-making standards.

Zoning Board Handbook

The Zoning Board Handbook is intended to assist zoning board members, local government officials and citizens in understanding the role of the zoning board and the procedures and standards with which their decisions must comply.

Overview of Zoom Connection Options

   Zoom Participant Instructions - Downloadable PDF file. Includes links to additional Zoom Help.