Planning & Zoning

The City of Lodi contracts with MSA Professional Services, Inc. for the services of a Zoning Administrator. Steve Tremlett is the city’s Zoning Administrator and is responsible for facilitating Plan Commission meetings and the review of planning and zoning applications. Questions regarding planning and zoning applications or issues can be directed to Steve. All planning and zoning applications should be submitted to the City Clerk along with the associated fee.

Annexation Application


When it is proposed to annex a parcel of land to the City of Lodi, requests for annexation should be filed with the City Clerk, Town Clerk and WI Department of Administration. Required fees are payable to the WI Department of Administration. Complete the Annexation Application.

Comprehensive Plan Amendment


When it is proposed to change the future land use designation of the City's Comprehensive Land Use Plan for a particular parcel, or to amend the text of the plan, complete the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application.

Conditional Use


When a use is proposed which would generally not be appropriate within a district but might be allowed in certain locations within the district if specific requirements are met, a conditional use permit is required. The permit is a zoning exception that allows a property owner to use the land in a manner not otherwise permitted by zoning law. Please contact the Zoning Administrator prior to completing the Conditional Use Permit Application.

​Design Review

When it is proposed to modify the exterior facade, add or construct a new commercial, industrial, institutional or multi-family residential building, this application is required. The review process and associated fees are based on the extent of the proposed project. Depending upon the extent of the project, a General Development Review ("site plan") Application may also be required along with the completed Architectural Design Review Application

Extraterritorial Land Division


When it is proposed to divide land into at least two or more parcels within 1.5 miles of the City of Lodi municipal boundary, complete the Extraterritorial Land Division Application.


General Development Review - Certificate of Zoning Compliance Application


When it is proposed to make a material change in the use or appearance of any commercial, industrial, institutional or multi-family residential parcel, a "site plan" review may be required to certify compliance with zoning regulations prior to the use or occupancy of a building or parcel. Depending on the extent of the project, an Architectural Design Review Application may be required along with the completed General Development Review - Certificate of Zoning Compliance Application.

Land Division


When it is proposed to divide land into at least two but no more than four parcels (more than four parcels is considered a subdivision plat) or to consolidate two or more parcels into one, this application and a certified survey map must be approved by the Plan Commission and City Council. Complete the Land Division Application

Rezoning Application

When it is proposed to change the zoning district for a particular parcel or to amend the text of the City of Lodi zoning code, this application must be approved by the Plan Commission and City Council. Please contact the Zoning Administrator prior to completing the Rezoning Application.

PUD Application


A Planned Unit Development (PUD) is a type of zoning district intended for larger and/or unique sites where a flexible approach to zoning regulations will facilitate more efficient use of the site and protection of natural resources, achieved through clustering development and other innovative site planning and design techniques. Please contact the Zoning Administrator prior to completing the PUD Application.

Sign Permit


When new signs are proposed or existing signs are replaced or altered, complete the Sign Permit Application.

Variance Application


When exceptions are requested to the setback, area and height requirements of a zoning district, where a literal enforcement of the zoning regulation would result in unnecessary and undue hardship, complete the Variance Application. Use variances are not allowed with this application.