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Ashland County Courthouse
201 W. Main St.
Room 109
Ashland WI 54806
715-682-7014 / fax 715-682-7148

Personnel

Office Name Location Email
Zoning Administrator Larry Hildebrandt Ashland Courthouse larry.hildebrandt@co.ashland.wi.us
Assistant Zoning Administrator Lisa Potswald Madeline Island lapointeza@cheqnet.net
Office Assistant Amy Kurtz Ashland Courthouse amy.kurtz@co.ashland.wi.us

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Notice - The state, local town, village, or city may also require permits and have zoning regulations. (Please obtain all permits prior to any construction)


NOTE Contact your Town Chairman or Clerk for town and UDC permits. (click on municipalities tab above)


Wells Please contact the WI Department of Natural Resources to obtain a permit for the installation of a well.


See Surveyor page for appendices to Subdivision Control Ordinance


Summary

Ashland County has adopted Zoning Ordinances that are implemented by the Zoning Administration for the purpose of promoting and protecting the public health, safety, convenience, and welfare, to further the maintenance of safe and healthful conditions, to prevent and control water pollution, to protect spawning grounds, fish, and aquatic life to control building sites, placement of structures and land uses, to prevent overcrowding of any natural resource such as a lake, river or stream, to preserve shore cover and natural beauty, and to promote the better uses of natural resources. The Ashland County Zoning Committee oversees the operations of the Zoning Administration.

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The Ashland County Zoning Administration enforces the following Ordinances:

Private Sewage System Ordinance

PURPOSE

This ordinance is adopted to promote and protect public health and safety by assuring the proper siting, design, installation, inspection and management of private sewage systems and non-plumbing sanitation systems.

Ashland County Floodplain Zoning Ordinance

PURPOSE

To regulate development in flood hazard areas to protect life, health and property, the governing body does ordain:

The purpose of these rules is to provide a uniform basis for the preparation, implementation and the administration of sound floodplain regulations for all floodplains within the municipality to:

  1. Protect life, health and property-
  2. Minimize expenditures of public monies for costly flood control projects
  3. Minimize rescue and relief efforts, generally undertaken at the expense of the tax paying public
  4. Minimize business interruptions which usually result in the loss of local incomes
  5. Minimize damage to public facilities on the floodplains such as water mains, sewer lines, streets and bridges
  6. Minimize the occurrence of future flood blight areas on floodplains
  7. Discourage the victimization of unwary land and home buyers
  8. Prevent increases in regional flood heights that could increase flood damage and may result in conflicts or litigation between property owners.

Shoreland Amendatory Ordinance

PURPOSE

For the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, convenience and

welfare, this ordinance has been established to:

1.31 FURTHER THE MAINTENANCE OF SAFE AND HEALTHFUL CONDITIONS AND PREVENT AND CONTROL WATER POLLUTION THROUGH:

  1. Limiting structures to those areas where soil and geological conditions will provide a safe foundation.
  2. Establishing minimum lot sizes to provide adequate area for private sewage disposal facilities.
  3. Controlling filling and grading to prevent serious soil erosion problems.

1.32 PROTECT SPAWNING GROUNDS, FISH AND AQUATIC LIFE THROUGH:

  1. Preserving wetlands and other fish and aquatic habitat
  2. Regulating pollution sources
  3. Controlling shoreline alterations, dredging and lagooning

1.33 CONTROL BUILDING SITES, PLACEMENT OF STRUCTURES AND LAND USES THROUGH:

  1. Separating conflicting land uses
  2. Prohibiting certain uses detrimental to the shoreland area
  3. Setting minimum lot sizes and widths
  4. Regulating side yards and building setbacks from waterways

1.34 PRESERVE SHORE COVER AND NATURAL BEAUTY THROUGH:

  1. Restricting the removal of natural shoreland cover
  2. Preventing shoreline encroachment by structures
  3. Controlling shoreland excavation and other earth moving activities
  4. Regulating the use and placement of boathouses and other structures

Scenic Ordinance

PURPOSE

The Scenic Area District shall include all lands within 166 feet from the center line of the designated road, County Trunk Highway GG or 100 feet from the right-of-way or whichever is greater.

The road, County Trunk GG, within the restricted district, starting at the southern point where it crosses the section line between Section 29 and 20, in the Town 43 North, Range 4 West, and continues in a northeastern direction to the point where the road crosses the section line between Sections 2 and 1 in the Town 44 North, Range 3 West, shall be known as the Scenic Drive.

Zoning Ordinance for Ashland County, Wisconsin

PURPOSE

An ordinance regulating, restricting and determining the areas within the county in which agriculture, forestry and recreation may be conducted, the location of roads, schools, trades and industries and the location of buildings, designed for specified uses, and the establishment of setback building lines outside the limits of incorporated villages and cities.

This ordinance was adopted in 1934. The ordinance was amended in 1975 and again in 2002.

NOTE: Non-Metallic Mining is administered by the Ashland County Highway Department.

ASHLAND COUNTY COMMERCIAL HAULERS

Amundson Septic Service
P.O. Box 157
Cable, WI 54821
(715)794-2138
Halvorson Septic Service
Tom Halvorson
66425 Ashland/ Bayfield Rd.
Ashland, WI 54806
(715)682-8364
#2 Septic Pumping
Joshua Rowley
61117 Hillside Lane.
Ashland, WI 54806
(715)685-2222
V-Septic Service
Michael Vernoski
71090 Giligen Road
Mellen, WI 54546
(715)274-2615
Richard Coleman
Island Septic Service
P.O. Box 11
LaPointe, WI 54850
(715)747-6085
LaPointe Gas & Septic
Gene Nelson
P.O. Box 166
LaPointe, WI 54850
(715)747-2111
Birch Street, Inc.
Douglas Belanger
77755 Maple Hill
Washburn, WI
(715)373-5683
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