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Resources for local government

Safeguarding our shorelands

The information below covers the adoption and administration of shoreland zoning ordinances for local government officials and staff.

These standards seek to create a balance between private rights and public interests in compliance with statewide minimum development standards.

Laws and regulations

  • Chapter NR 115, Wis. Admin. Code - Wisconsin's Shoreland Management Program
  • Chapter NR 116, Wis. Admin. Code - Wisconsin's Floodplain Management Program
  • Chapter NR 117, Wis. Admin. Code - Wisconsin's City and Village Shoreland-Wetland Protection Program
  • Chapter NR 118, Wis. Admin. Code - Standards and Criteria for the Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Model zoning ordinances

Other resources