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Planning & Zoning
Planning and zoning services provides land-use planning and zoning code administration and enforcement within the Village of Germantown. Planning and zoning services staff are responsible for the processing, review, and approval of all projects related to future development, sign review, and various other permits and enforcement issues. The Planning Department enforces the village’s zoning code to ensure compliance.

Responsibilities include:
  • Create and maintain the village's Comprehensive Plan.
  • Interpret, administer, and enforce the Zoning Code (Chapter 17), Subdivision and Platting Code (Chapter 18), Floodplain Zoning Code (Chapter 23), and the Shoreland-Wetland Zoning Code (Chapter 24) of the Village of Germantown Municipal Code.
  • Review and approve zoning compliance / occupancy permits.
  • Review and process development-related permit and approval applications, including: site plan review, conditional use permits, rezoning requests, sign review, certified survey maps (CSMs), temporary use permits, subdivision plats, plan development districts (PDDs), berm permits, floodplain verification, comprehensive map amendments, and wetland delineations.
  • Enforces the village’s noxious weed and property maintenance codes.
  • Participate in meetings of the Village Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, Plan Commission, and Economic Development Commission.

Contact Us
Jeffrey W. Retzlaff
Village Planner and Zoning Administrator, AICP

Lori Johnson
Planning Assistant

Office of Community Development
N112 W17001 Mequon Road
Germantown, WI53022

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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