Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Planning & Development

Town Component Plans

Town plans that are approved by the County Board as part of DCCO Chapter 82 become amendments to the Dane County Comprehensive Plan and are used by the County Zoning and Land Regulation Committee as criteria for zoning recommendations.

The Town plans, developed locally and adopted by the Dane County Board, include descriptions of  existing conditions, goals and objectives that outline the desired future of the community, a planned land use map illustrating the pattern of land uses, and policies that the town believes will achieve its overall goals. The planned land use map specifies agricultural preservation areas and potential development areas and is tied directly to policies in the plan text that are used to guide decision making on such matters as development proposals, zoning changes and land divisions.