Planning and Zoning

The Waupaca County Planning & Zoning Office

  • Issues Land Use Permits for all structures that will be on your property for more than 30 calendar days in a year (Dupont, Fremont and Harrison issue their own Land Use Permits for properties not in shoreland areas.)
  • Issues Shoreland Permits for all structures within the Shoreland in all Townships, including Dupont, Fremont and Harrison) NOTE: ADOBE - If your applications aren't printing right, you might need to update your adobe
  • Reviews all land divisions to make sure they are compliant with the Waupaca County Subdivision Ordinance
  • Issues all sanitary permits
  • Undertakes Planning activities in five categories: transportation, land use, natural resources, local assistance and economic development


Please call or email our office to see if you can do business remotely, phone numbers and email addresses are on the right. Some of our staff will be periodically working from home, so please leave a message and they will get back to you ASAP.

Thanks to your patience and support, the Planning & Zoning Office has maintained operations throughout the ongoing 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.  As we begin to experience more in-person traffic at the courthouse, we continue to seek your support and cooperation.  The health and safety of our community is a top priority.  We all share responsibility for sustaining/improving the health of our community by adhering to the guidance of the Public Health authorities.  With that in mind, phone and e-mail is an appropriate method of handling many forms of county business.  Consider contacting the county before you visit in-person to see if you can skip the trip to the courthouse.  Together we can continue to provide the services you depend upon while moving forward in a safe and resilient way.

 For the most up-to-date and reliable information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the local public health response, click here LINK.


  • The Waupaca County Planning and Zoning Office has proposed changes to the Buildings and Building Regulations Ordinance. See calendar for more information.
  • Proposed revisions are available here:  Buildings and Building Regulations Ch 53 Summary  Track Changes
  • In 2011, the Town of Mukwa went through a comprehensive rezone process. At that time some properties within the township were zoned as Rural Residential (RR). Some of the properties zoned as Rural Residential (RR) are larger than what would typically be found in the Rural Residential (RR) district. The Town of Mukwa has initiated a Zone Map Amendment process to address these inconsistencies. The impacted parcels are proposed to be rezoned to the Agriculture and Woodland Transition (AWT) district. (see list here)  Public hearings for the Petition of Zone Map Amendments will be held by the Planning and Zoning Committee on Thursday July 6, 2021 at 10:30 am In the Waupaca County Courthouse, Room 1068, 811 Harding St, Waupaca, WI.

Notice: Waupaca County shall maintain a list of persons who submit a written or electronic request to receive notice of any proposed ordinance or amendment that affects the allowable use of the property owner by that person. This list shall be updated at least annually.

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Contact Us

Waupaca County Planning & Zoning Office
811 Harding St.
Waupaca WI 54981
Office Hours 8-4 M-F

Some of our staff will be periodically working from home, so please leave a message and they will get back to you ASAP.
Auto Attendant
Phone: 715-258-6255

Ryan Brown
Phone: 715-258-6258

Zoning Administrator
Jason Snyder
Phone: 715-258-6373

Code Enforcement
(Zoning, Shoreland, Floodplain, Junk)
Jeff Henneman
Phone: 715-258-6269

Code Enforcement
(Zoning, Shoreland, Floodplain)
Candace Bauer
Phone: 715-258-6374

Code Enforcement
(Zoning, Shoreland, Floodplain, Junk)
Rebecca Fields
Phone: 715-258-6256

POWTS Inspector
(Septic systems)
Lara Pagel
Phone: 715-258-6257

Jenna Hagen
Phone: 715-258-6347

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