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Mission: The purpose of the Brown County Planning and Land Services Department is to provide planning, education, regulatory enforcement, and accurate and accessible land and property ownership information. In accordance with existing and future needs, the department promotes public health, welfare, safety, order, convenience, efficiency, and economy and resource protection in Brown County.

Planning and Land Services Description: The Brown County Planning and Land Services Department provides land related activities in four general categories: planning, zoning, property listing, and land information.

The Planning division includes six planning areas: transportation, land use, natural resources, local assistance, and economic development, and housing. The Brown County Comprehensive Plan - A Vision for Great Communities provides guidance for planning activities.
  • Transportation includes all urban and rural transportation planning as well as assistance to Green Bay Metro.
  • Land use includes administering the Subdivision Code.
  • Natural resources includes administration of planning programs for sewers, protection of environmentally sensitive areas, open space and recreation, and stormwater management.
  • Local assistance provides planning assistance to Brown County municipalities.
    • Adopted Plans includes the Brown County Comprehensive Plan as well as a list of current and historic plans created by the Brown County Planning staff.
  • Economic development includes the administration of business loan and grant programs.
  • Housing includes administering the northeast region Community Development Block Grant - Housing loan program.
The Zoning division is authorized to issue sanitary and shoreland permits to assure conformance with code requirements. Sanitary permits control all private onsite wastewater treatment systems while shoreland permits control shoreland, floodplain, and wetland use. The department assists citizens with concerns and investigates complaints as necessary. The department also administers and issues permits for the non-metallic mining reclamation program to ensure compliance with State administrative code.

The Property Listing division carries out statutory duties to create and maintain a current property listing file and mapping system which accurately displays the ownership, mailing address, taxing status, geographic location, enclosed area, and map of every tax parcel of land within the County. The department also carries out the statutory duties to maintain the Public Land Survey system and file, index and maintain the survey and monument records within the County for retrieval purposes.

The Land Information Office designs, coordinates, implements, and maintains land information using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for all county departments as well as coordinates services and products with local municipalities, state government, and other outside agencies.

Special Reports

Brown County Sheriff's Department Facility Analysis Report (May 21, 2010)

Brown County Executive Tom Hinz requested that the Brown County Planning and Land Services Department provide a report evaluating the facility options available for the Brown County Sheriff's Department. Information was gathered from several Brown County departments including the Sheriff's Department, Facility & Park Management, Department of Administration, and the County Executive's office. In response to this request, the hyperlinked Brown County Sheriff's Department Analysis Report is being provided. This report is intended to provide assistance to the Brown County Board of Supervisors in evaluating the alternatives.

Click Here for the full report

The Planning and Land Services Department coordinates with and assists many of the local municipalities located within Brown County. Below is a list of the communities that the Planning and Land Services Department works with.
City of Green BayTown of LedgeviewVillage of Ashwaubenon
City of De PereTown of MorrisonVillage of Bellevue
Town of EatonTown of New DenmarkVillage of Denmark
Town of GlenmoreTown of PittsfieldVillage of Hobart
Town of Green BayTown of RocklandVillage of Howard
Town of HollandTown of ScottVillage of Pulaski
Town of HumboldtTown of WrightstownVillage of Suamico
Town of LawrenceVillage of AllouezVillage of Wrightstown

Contact:  Chuck Lamine, AICP - Planning Director
Phone: 920-448-6480
Fax: 920-448-4487
Click here to email
Mailing Address:  305 E. Walnut St., Room 320
P.O. Box 23600
Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
Physical Address:  305 East Walnut Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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