Commercial Permits

Permits & Procedures

Permits and procedures

When


A zoning permit is required when a structure or part thereof is located, erected, moved, reconstructed, extended, enlarged, converted or structurally altered within the unincorporated Towns of Brighton, Paris, Randall, Somers and Wheatland.

New structures and additions to such structures requiring a zoning permit include (list is inconclusive):
  • Commercial, industrial, institutional and recreational buildings
  • Accessory buildings
  • Mobile Tower Siting & Co-Locations
  • Fences (non-agricultural)
  • Signs

Why


To verify that the placement of structures and the use of land are in accordance with the requirements outlined in the Kenosha County General Zoning and Shoreland / Floodplain Zoning Ordinance.

How


You must submit a complete Zoning Permit Application including a property survey / site plan and submit the appropriate fee based upon the Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development Fee Schedule. The zoning permit can not be issued for a new commercial, retail, institutional, industrial and manufacturing building or addition thereto until an as-built stormwater facilities review / grading certification has been submitted and approved.

Procedures

Stormwater Procedures

Ordinance Requirements

  • Ordinance requirements vary for principal and accessory buildings in commercial districts, depending on the zoning district classification of the property and the type and proximity of any environmental assets.
  • Fences
  • Mobile Tower Siting Regulations
  • Signs
  • Decks