General Information 

As a rural property owner, you may be subject to one or more zoning and land use laws administered by the Marquette County Zoning Office. This web page is designed to briefly explain these laws which are in place to protect you, your property, and to protect public health and the environment of Marquette County. This web page is not intended to nor can it fully explain all of the programs administered by the Zoning Office. More information can be obtained by contacting the Zoning Office at 608-297-3036.

A very basic summary of the General Ordinance can be found here.

Zoning Department Ordinances

Chapter 70 - General Zoning, Floodplain, Shoreland, Administration, & Wireless Communication Facilities. Amended 12/17/19

Chapter 35 - Tourist Rooming House.  Adopted 7/20/2015

Chapter 69 - Subdivision.  Adopted 11/21/2014

Chapter 71 - Building & Mechanical Code.  Adopted 3/19/19


Rezone Applications

Levi Mast - Town of Buffalo

Plan Commission Meeting: December 4, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Public Town Board Hearing Meeting: December 9, 2019 @ 7:00pm

James & Tami Groskreutz - Town of Newton

Town Board Meeting: December 10, 2019 @ 9:00am

Public Hearing Meeting: January 8, 2020 @ 4:00pm

Richard, Linda, Roderick and Michelle Gumz - Town of Oxford

Plan Commission Meeting: November 26, 2019 @ 6:15pm

Town Board Meeting: December 16, 2019 @ 6:00pm 

Publin Hearing Meeting: January 8, 2020 @ 4:00pm



Public Hearing Draft Chapter 70 - Zoning

 Chapter 70 amendments - December 4, 2019 @ 4:00pm


2019 Comprehensive Planning Amendment

Town of Montello update October 2019


Common Forms and Applications

Zoning Permit Application
Septic Servicers
Driveway Permit Application
Rural Address Application
Complete List of Forms

Search for Zoning, Building, and Sanitary Permits from 1970 to Current.

 Enter permit search here.  Currently, the scanned version of the permits are available to view for permits issued between 1980 to current. Permits issued from 1970 to 1980 can be obtained through our office. Dates, permit numbers and other items such as pumping activities are available.

Notification List for Ordinance and Plan Updates

Marquette County maintains a Comprehensive Plan under Section 66.1001 and Zoning Ordinances under Section 59.69 of Wisconsin State Statutes, which it may wish to update or amend from time to time.  Under State law, the County must maintain a list of persons who submit a written or electronic request to receive notice of any proposed change to a comprehensive plan or zoning ordinance that affects the allowable use of the property owned by the person. 

This notice is to persons wishing to add their names to this list.  If added to such list, the County is required to provide written notice, including a copy or summary of the proposed  changes, to all such persons whose property, the allowable use of which, may be affected by the proposed change.

If you wish to be added to such list, please notify the Planning and Zoning Department, P.O. Box 21, Montello, WI 53949 or indicating your preferred means of notice.  The County may charge each person on the list who receives a notice by 1st class mail a fee that does not exceed the approximate cost of providing the notice to the person. 

Dated this 12th day of July, 2019.  

Septic System Maintenance Reporting Website

Only authorized plumbers and septic servicers are allowed to use the above website.  If you are a licensed service provider and would like to report a servicing event, please contact the Zoning office to obtain a username and password.  Unlicensed property owners are not eligible to to receive a username and password.