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Planning, Zoning and Land Information
Planning, Zoning and Land Information is responsible for the administration of the planning programs, which includes land use management and the enforcement of its associated ordinances.

Planning provides assistance with subdivision development, farmland preservation initiatives, historic preservation planning, safe routes to school, and other trail planning. The Planner is responsible for the development of the county’s land-use plans. The economic development part of the planning function provides business assistance and promotes recreation and tourism in the county. There is a housing function in the department, which helps qualified applicants secure home buyer financing. Lastly, the planning program also helps educate the public on the control of invasive species.

The zoning part of the office is responsible for administering the various land use codes. Assistance is given with zoning (e.g. building permits), floodplain zoning, sanitation issues, some road access matters, wetland regulation, mining reclamation, wind energy standards, and limiting building height in communication paths (Fresnel zone management).

Land Information 
The land information section administers the development and maintenance of the county-wide geographic information system (GIS) for use by the county departments, local municipalities, utilities, the private sector, and the general public. Other programs maintained by the Land Information Program includes rural house numbering, parcel mapping, and E911 data.


Comprehensive Plan Update
  • Matthew Payette, Director of Planning, Zoning and Land Information
  • Andy Hess, GIS Administrator
  • Ted Rohloff, Code Administrator
  • Brian Giebel, Code Administrator
  • Dena Mooney, Planner
  • Rose Faust, Secretary


Matthew Payette

Director Planning, Zoning, and Land Information

Rose Faust

Room 227
206 Court St.
Chilton, WI 53014

Ph: 920-849-1442
Fx: 920-849-1481

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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206 Court St
Chilton, WI 53014

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