Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Shoreland Mitigation

Erosion and uncontrolled stormwater runoff can have adverse impacts environmentally sensitive areas located around shoreland or wetlands (Shoreland Zone). To reduce these impacts, Dane County Ordinance Chapter 11 (PDF) requires a permit for specific land disturbing activities occurring within the Shoreland Zone. General permit information links:

If your project falls within the Shoreland Zone (see map below) complete the following steps in order:

  1. Contact the Zoning Division to determine if a Shoreland Zoning Permit or a Shoreland Mitigation Permit is required.
  2. Apply for a Shoreland Erosion Control Permit or a Shoreland Mitigation Permit through our office.

Extent of the shoreland zone

Permit Information

Please check with Dane County Zoning to determine whether or not your project needs a Shoreland Mitigation Permit before starting an application.


Permit Application and Tools

Permit Fees    Land & Water Viewer Webpage 
The Land & Water Viewer online mapping application can be used to create a map(s) to submit with your permit application. The viewer webpage also includes links to tutorial videos.

Checks should be made out to “Dane County Treasurer."


Additional Forms

Additional forms that may need to be submitted with your permit application(s):

Additional Information