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Vilas County Zoning & Planning

       Vilas County Courthouse
       330 Court Street
       Eagle River, WI 54521
       Phone: (715) 479 - 3620
       Fax: (715) 479 - 3752


Continuing education credit opportunities for plumbers, POWTS Inspections, and soil testers are currently available.  See our Septic program page for more information.


Featured Services

Please visit the Vilas County Zoning Office for a more in-depth listing of services

  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Erosion Control & Mitigation Permits
  • Investigation of Zoning Violations
  • Non-Metalic Mining Permits
  • POWTS Inspections
  • Review & Approval of Sanitary Permits and Soil Tests
  • Rezoning Petitions
  • Sale of Ordinance Books
  • Septic Maintenance Program
  • Shoreland Alteration
  • Solid Waste and Recycling
  • Subdivision and Condo Plat Approvals
  • WI Fund Program
  • Zoning Ordinance Amendments
  • Zoning Permits & Inspections


Permits are available at the Vilas County Courthouse or by mail. Office hours are no longer available at town halls.

Vilas County Courthouse
330 Court St.
Eagle River, WI 54521
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Vilas County is closed on Holidays.

Please contact the Vilas County Zoning Department at

(715) 479-3620 or

with any questions, comments or concerns.

Contact Us

Seven staff members serve the Zoning and Sanitary needs of Vilas County residents.  If you have questions pertaining to a property or issue in a particular town, please contact the Deputy Zoning Administrator under whose name the town is listed.


Dawn Schmidt

Zoning Administrator

(715) 479-3620


Gayle Hoffman

Deputy Zoning Administrator

Lac du Flambeau, Manitowish Waters, Winchester

(715) 479-3622


Jim Janet

Deputy Zoning Administrator

Boulder Junction, Land o’ Lakes, Plum Lake, Presque Isle

(715) 479-3623


Dave Sadenwasser

Deputy Zoning Administrator

Conover, Phelps, Washington

(715) 479-3734


Tammy Warwick

Deputy Zoning Administrator

Arbor Vitae, Cloverland, Lincoln, St. Germain

(715) 479-3744


Gloria Olson

Sanitary Secretary

(715) 479-3619


Jane Van Wormer

Administrative Secretary

(715) 479-3620