4017 County Road JJ, Black Earth, WI 53515


The timeline above and list below are guides to help you understand the process and may not reflect the specifics of your project. 

Before you plan significant changes to your property, please attend a Town Planning Commission meeting.  By engaging the Planning Commission ahead of time we can advise you of the Town’s expectations, and make your process much smoother, avoiding regulatory issues or additional development costs.

Email Diane Anderson at [email protected] to set a meeting.

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 BEFORE you submit the Land Use Intent form make sure you read the Town of Vermont Land Division Ordinance

Development rights associated with property can be verified via density study through Dane County and/or Town of Vermont.

Dane County Zoning Division
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   Note: If you are planning a driveway, it is most efficient to submit request at the same time as the home site approval request.

Land Use Intent form

In preparation for the Plan Commission site visit, stake the four corners of the building envelope according to a supplied survey plan.

1. The minimum lot size for any home in Town of Vermont is two (2) acres.

2. All lots require either sixty-six (66) feet of road frontage or a sixty-six (66) foot legal easement.

3. The Town regulations also prohibit building in Resource Protection areas or floodplains and there is a twenty-eight (28) foot height restriction in the Town’s designated Ridgetop Protection Area.

Submit site plan with Land Use Intent Form that shows the following:

• Boundaries of the parcel.

• Location of the property relative to adjacent and nearby roads.

• Location of the proposed home site, with dimensions to the boundaries of the parcel. The home site should be located within a maximum 100’x150’ envelope.

• GPS coordinates of the four corners of the home site envelope.

• Location of any other proposed structures.

• Location of existing structures.

• Location of any existing or proposed private sewage system.

• Location of existing and proposed driveway(s), with dimensions to property boundaries and GPS coordinates on the centerline:

  1. Where it enters the public road.
  2. Every 50 feet.
  3. Where it enters the home site envelope.

• Percentage and direction of slopes at the home site and driveway locations.

• Tillable land and wooded areas.

• Location of ridgelines (Ridgetop Protection Area), if any.

• Location of any surface water within 1,000 feet of any land to be disturbed.

See home page of website for meeting schedule.

Plan Commission meets monthly, so a plan that meets the requirements and required documents will be more likely to be approved and avoid delays.

The Plan Commission will put you on the agenda for an upcoming Town Board Meeting.
Attend the meeting to answer any questions.

Make check payable to Town of Vermont.

 Sanitary permit: Contact Public Health Madison/Dane County

 Determine if erosion control or stormwater management permits are required.

 Contact Dane County Water Resource Engineering