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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




Vilas County has regulations pertaining to tree cutting and pruning on shorelines.  Before you fire up the chainsaw this spring, make sure to call the zoning office to make sure that your tree cutting project conforms to our regulations.


The University of Wisconsin Center for Land Use Education will be holding a workshop for Zoning Board or Committee Members at the Lincoln Town Hall on Thursday, May 19, 2016.  Click here for details.


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 Zoning & Planning is closed on Holidays.

Please contact us 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

Jim Janet
Deputy Zoning Administrator
(715) 479-3623

Boulder Junction
Land o' Lakes
Plum Lake
Presque Isle

Tammy Warwick
Deputy Zoning Administrator
(715) 479-3744

Arbor Vitae
St. Germain

Gayle Hoffman
Deputy Zoning Administrator
(715) 479-3622

Lac du Flambeau
Manitowish Waters

Dave Sadenwasser
Deputy Zoning Administrator
(715) 479-3734


Gloria Olson
Sanitary Secretary
(715) 479-3619

Jane Van Wormer
Administrative Secretary
(715) 479-3620