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Planning & Development

Planning Division

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We assist Dane County residents, communities and decision-makers in addressing short-range and long-range comprehensive planning issues related to community and regional development, transportation, environmental resources, community services, housing, and economic development. Provide technical assistance to the County on corporate planning, and assist in the coordination of programs.


Various planning concepts and planning processes are ongoing in Dane County all the time.  The following links are for the continued communnity input or implementation of the existing county or local plans. Which topic would you like to learn more about?

Dane County Comprehensive Plan

Farmland Preservation Plan

Dane County Housing

Transfer of Development Rights

Planning Viewer - Online Map


Density Study Application

Land Uses in each Zoning District