​Zoning Board of Adjustment / Appeals Workshops
​Zoning refers to the use of the public regulatory power to specify how land may be used and developed. The intent of zoning is to balance individual property right with the rights of the general public to a healthy, safe and orderly living environment. The primary role of a zoning board of adjustment/appeals is to review and decide case where there is an alleged error in a zoning decision or where a relaxation of the ordinance is sought.
​The Center for Land Use Education offers zoning board of adjustment/appeals workshops serving multi-county areas of Wisconsin. Workshops are designed for newly appointed zoning board members, veteran zoning board members tackling complex issues, and planning and zoning staff whose job it is to support the zoning board.
Workshops may be arranged through your county Cooperative Extension office or directly through the Center for Land Use Education by contacting us at 715-346-3783 or landcenter@uwsp.edu

You can learn more about the roles and responsibilities of zoning boards in the Zoning Board Handbook.

​Spring 2022

Planning and Zoning Webinars

May 2022

A 5-part Zoning Webinars - Spring 2022 series for planning and zoning staff and new and continuing officials to learn about their roles and responsibilities related to zoning regulations is being offered during the month of May. Each webinar includes a 40-minute presentation followed by questions and comments. 

Webinars will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to registered participants of individual sessions.

For additonal webinar details and registration information visit our Planning and Zoning Training page.

Planning and Zoning Recorded Webinars

The Center for Land Use Education has conducted several planning and zoning webinars. The webinars are focused on orientatong new and continuing Wisconsin officials and staff to their roles and responsibilities related to zoning, planning, variances, subdivision regulations, conditional uses, and more. All webinar video recordings are available for purchase at $20 each. Two basic sessions are free. 

Detailed webinar descriptions and ordering information is found on our Planning and Zoning Training page.