Shoreland Zoning

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In 1968 the State of Wisconsin legislature passed an act creating the protection of Wisconsin’s lake and river shorelines.  Fond du Lac County adopted the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance-Chapter 44 on March 17, 1971 to reflect the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources model ordinance.  The purpose of the ordinance is to prevent and control water pollution, protect spawning grounds of fish and aquatic life, control building sites, placement of structures and land uses, preserve shore cover and natural beauty.

The Shoreland Zoning Ordinance requires Land Use Permits for certain activities that occur within 1000 feet of a lake, pond or flowage, 300 on both sides of a navigable river, stream or creek, and the landward side of the 100-year floodplain.  Activities requiring a permit include, but are not limited to, construction of buildings, decks, and patios, removal of shoreline vegetation, filling and grading of property, and various other activities that can affect the quality of shorelines and water.

Please contact the Code Enforcement Office if you have any questions, concerns, or inquiries at:

Fond du Lac County
Code Enforcement Office

160 South Macy St
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Phone: (920) 929-3139
Fax: (920) 929-7655
Email: Click here