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Zoning and Ordinance Models in Wisconsin

This section is a resource of zoning and ordinance models for planning from organization in Wisconsin. Please scroll down the page for more information.

WDNR Zoning and Model Ordinances
This website provides links to model ordinances developed by the UW-Extension, the WDNR, and others, including, “A Model Ordinance for a Conservation Subdivision”, “A Model Ordinance for a Traditional Neighborhood Development”, and “Creating an Effective Shoreland Zoning Ordinance: A Summary of Wisconsin's Shoreland Zoning Ordinances.” WDNR accessed March 2004.

WI DOA Model Ordinances in Wisconsin
This website provides links to model ordinances, including Creating a Town Plan Commission, Conservation Subdivision, and Traditional Neighborhood Development. Wisconsin Department of Administration Division of Intergovernmental Relations accessed March 2004.

SEWRPC Model Ordinances
The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission publishes local planning guides, or updates of previously published guides. These include a Land Division Control Guide, an Official Mapping Guide, and a Rural Cluster Development Guide. Each guide contains a model ordinance accessed March 2004.

Wisconsin's Traditional Neighborhood Development Ordinances
The report “Wisconsin's Traditional Neighborhood Development Ordinances: A Report on Statewide Compliance with Traditional Neighborhood Development Ordinance Requirement in the Wisconsin Comprehensive Planning Law”, published October 2002, provides the results of a 1000 Friends of Wisconsin's study and provides TND Ordinance Models. 1000 Friends of Wisconsin accessed March 2004.

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