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. Use the links below to 1) determine if you need a permit, 2) link to permit application materials and tools, and 3) find out more information about the permit.

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.

Permit ApplicationĀ & Tools

  • Shoreland Mitigation Permit Application (PDF)
  • Online Map Webpage (button below) links to the Land & Water Viewer online mapping application and tutorial videos. The viewer can be used to create a map(s) to submit with your permit application.

Checks should be made out to "Dane County Treasurer"


Additional Forms

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

Permit Information

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

Extent of the shoreland zone