Building and Construction Guidance
The TOWN OF HERMAN is governed by the SHAWANO COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT.
Begin any project at the Shawano Courthouse in the "Planning and Development" office.
Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code Brochure. or WI- UDC online
COUNTY LAND USE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
Required land use permits must be obtained prior to beginning a construction or relocation project.
After-the-fact permits will be charged a double fee. (COUNTY FEE SCHEDULE)
WHEN IS A LAND USE PERMIT REQUIRED?
A property owner must obtain a land use permit anytime a structure is to be built, moved, or structurally
Examples: Construction of a new single family dwelling, addition to an existing single family dwelling, moving
a garage onto a property, removing an existing shed and replacing it with a newly constructed shed
WHERE CAN LAND USE PERMITS BE OBTAINED?
Land use permits can be obtained from the Planning & Development Department located in the basement of
the Shawano County Courthouse.
HOW MUCH DOES A LAND USE PERMIT COST?
A $100.00 fee is required per structure <900 sq. ft. A $150.00 fee is required per structure >900 sq. ft.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ALONG TO OBTAIN A LAND USE PERMIT?
•The applicant must provide a detailed drawing or site plan of the property showing all existing and proposed
structures, their dimensions (length x width) and their setback distances (in feet) from all lot lines, water
bodies, road centerlines, septic/holding tanks, septic drain fields, wells, etc.
•The applicant should provide a copy of a tax bill or a legal description of their property
•The appropriate fee (checks made payable to: Shawano County Zoning)
HOW LONG ARE LAND USE PERMITS GOOD FOR?
Upon issuance, a land use permit is in effect for 12 months. A land use permit may be renewed prior to
COUNTY SANITATION REQUIREMENTS
The Shawano County Zoning & Land Use Control Division is the designated agency for the State of Wisconsin
for the issuance of sanitary permits and inspection of all on-site waste disposal system in the County. If you
are planning a new construction project in Shawano County where public sewer service is not available, an
on-site wastewater sewage disposal system is required. A sanitary permit must be obtained to ensure that
wastes do not create a public health hazard. A sanitary permit must be obtained prior to a building permit and
all appropriate fees must be paid.
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