Planning & Zoning Permit Applications
The following link is an application for the petition of a Conditional Use, Rezone and Comprehensive Plan Amendment. Please fill out the only the parts that correspond directly with your project. Please note, no application shall be placed on any agenda, as an item to be acted upon, unless the Zoning Administrator has certified acceptance of a complete application. A notification will be sent to you once the application is determined to be complete.
Certified Survey Maps (CSM's)
All subdivisions of land within the Village of Weston and the Extraterritorial Zoning (ETZ) Area of the Town of Weston require either a Subdivision Plat or a Certified Survey Map to be submitted to the Village by a certified Surveyor for review. For land divisions creating up to three (3) child parcels AND a remnant lot require a Certified Survey Map. For land divisions creating more than three (3) child parcels a Subdivision Plat is required. Please see the process below.
Petition for Conditional Use, Rezone and Comprehensive Plan Amendment
Please note that in many cases, a pre-application conference is required prior to official submission of an application for conditional use, rezone or Comprehensive Plan amendment within the Village of Weston and the Extraterritorial Zoning (ETZ) Area of the Town of Weston. Please contact Valerie Parker at (715) 359-6114 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule this conference with Planning and Development Department Staff.
A public hearing is required. Notice of the time, place, and purpose of such hearing shall be given by publication of a Class 2 Notice in conformance with the requirements of Wis. Stat. § 62.23(7)(d). Said notice shall be sent to the applicant, owners of record of all lands within 300 feet of the boundaries of the subject property, and the clerk of any municipality whose boundaries are within 1,000 feet of any portion of the jurisdiction of Village of Weston and its Extraterritorial Zoning District at least ten days prior to the date of such public hearing.
The Plan Commission (or Extraterritorial Zoning (ETZ) Committee for land in the ETZ Area of the Town of Weston) shall hold a public hearing on all proposed amendments to the Official Zoning Map. Following the public hearing, and after consideration of comments provided therein, the Plan Commission or ETZ Committee shall review the proposed amendment to the Official Zoning Map and shall within 45 days of the public hearing make a recommendation to the Village Board that the application be granted as requested, modified, or denied. If the Commission or Committee fails to make a recommendation within this time frame, the proposed amendment shall be forwarded to the Village Board without recommendation. Such deadline may be extended by written or electronic agreement from the applicant.
The Zoning Administrator shall schedule the proposed amendment for potential Village Board action. After careful consideration of all comments, the Village Board shall within 120 days of submittal of a complete application, act to approve or reject the proposed amendment, unless extended by written or electronic agreement of the applicant. Failure of the Board to act within 120 days of the submittal of a complete application (unless said deadline is extended by agreement of the applicant) shall constitute approval of the application as presented.
When you and your neighbors want to permanently close a street no longer needed as a public thoroughfare, you, the property owners can request a street vacation. This process is necessary to ensure the public interest in the street right-of-way and the public utility of the right-of-way is no longer necessary [State Statutes 66.1003 & 66.1005]. Note: If the right-of-way was purchased by the Village for street purposes it is generally sold to adjacent owners at fair market value.
The request is referred to the Public Infrastructure Committee and Plan Commission for consideration. These revising bodies report back to the Planning and Development Department who coordinates the vacation request with other Village agencies and the utility companies. If these bodies approve the street vacation, the Planning & Development Department Staff prepares the description of the area to be vacated, including easements and other restrictions. You will be required to obtain a survey of the area to be vacated.
The Village Board then holds a public hearing and approves or rejects the vacation request. If approved, the vacated right-of-way is divided in compliance with the laws regarding reversion.
A variance is a proposed request to deviate from the standards defined within the Zoning Code. Variances from the regulations of Zoning Code may be granted only in the following instances and in no others:
a. To permit any setback, principal building separation distance, landscape surface ratio that is less than the setback, principal building separation distance, or landscape surface ratio required within the applicable zoning district.
b. To permit building construction on a lot where otherwise prohibited solely because of the insufficient lot area, lot width, or lot frontage within the applicable zoning district under Article 5. In no event shall the respective lot area, lot width, or lot frontage be less than 75 percent of the required dimension under Article 5.
c. To permit a building, fence, wall, or other structure height that is greater than that required within the applicable zoning district under Article 5, Section 94.12.03, or any other provision of this Chapter.
d. To permit a maximum or minimum floor area or density of any building or use so limited by the applicable regulations in this Chapter to vary by not more than 25 percent, where the matter is not otherwise covered by the above eligible variances.
e. To permit variations from an access, driveway, off-street parking, traffic circulation, or loading standard in Sections 94.12.08 to 94.12.10.
f. To permit installation of a holding tank in a circumstance that does not meet the requirements in Section 94.3.03(13).
Within 45 days after filing of the complete application as determined by the Zoning Administrator, the Zoning Board of Appeals shall hold a public hearing. Notice of the requested variance and the public hearing shall conform to the requirements of Wis. Stat. § 62.23(7)(d). Said notice shall contain a description of the subject property and the proposed variance. In addition, at least ten days before said public hearing, the Village Clerk shall mail an identical notice to the applicant of the proposed variance to the clerk of any municipality whose boundaries are within 1,000 feet of any portion of the subject property, and to all property owners within 300 feet of the boundaries of the subject property.
Temporary Zoning Permits and Certificate of Occupancy (Temporary Use)
This application is only required for certain temporary uses, as determined in the Municipal Zoning Code. Please review the table on the application to determine if an application is required. All uses indicated with a 'T' are permitted-by-right. This application also covers the use of a tent and temporary signs. Once the use is approved, Village Planning and Development Staff will supply you with permit and temporary certificate of occupancy.
Zoning Code Text Amendment
An amendment to the zoning regulations may be initiated by the Village Board, Plan Commission, by recommendation of Village staff to either of these two bodies, or by any member of the general public. Following acceptance of a complete application, the Plan Commission Recording Secretary, in coordination with the Zoning Administrator, shall schedule a public hearing before the Plan Commission, to be held within 45 days after acceptance of a complete application. Notice of the time, place, and purpose of such hearing shall be given by publication of a Class 2 Notice in conformance with the requirements of Wis. Stat. § 62.23 (7)(d). The Village Clerk in coordination with the Zoning Administrator shall also send said notice to the applicant and the clerk of any municipality whose boundaries are within 1,000 feet of any portion of the jurisdiction of this Chapter at least ten days prior to the date of such public hearing.
Zoning Permit and Certificate of Occupancy
This application must be filled out for ALL new businesses and Multi-family projects within the Village of Weston and the Extraterritorial Zoning (ETZ) area of the Town of Weston prior to opening for business. These applications should also be filled out for all new commercial tenants, a change in ownership or a use change to/within an existing building and business. The information collect will also be made public on the Business Directory for commercial occupancy only. A fine of double the fee will be imposed for all applicants that submit the application after occupancy so it is important you contact the Village prior to signing a lease or purchasing commercial property. Once completed and approved, Village Planning and Development Staff will supply you with the application for Certificate of Occupancy.
At this time, the Village does not require permits for the installation of at-grade patios; however, the Village asks that the hard surface setbacks be observed. These setbacks may be found in Article 5 of the Zoning Ordinance.
At this time, fire pits do not require permits. Please visit the S.A.F.E.R. Fire District page for more information.
- Electrical Permit
The Village requires permits for rewiring, circuit extensions, addition of circuits and service upgrades/relocates.
The Village requires permits for re-plumbing and relocating/adding fixtures.
-HVAC (Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning Unit) Permit
The Village requires permits for indoor fireplaces/wood burning stoves.