Development Services

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2020 Office Closings and Holidays

2019 Shoreland Ordinance Revisions note - large document

Development Services is located at:

Ives Grove Office Complex 14200 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant, WI 53177 Ph: (262) 886-8440 fax: (262) 886-8480
Hours: Mon thru Fri (8 am - 12 pm) and (1230 pm to 430 pm)

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Racine County is closing our offices effective March 18, 2020 due to the unprecedented National Pandemic Influenza emergency.  We welcome you to email us at RCPublicWorks or individually if a contact is known.  The building will be open, but we will maintain very limited staffing in the office.  We are not meeting with any members of the public.  For convenience, we have set up a drop box in the Ives Grove Complex lobby.  This situation is being evaluated daily by the County Executive and public health professionals and we appreciate your patience as we all work together.  Thank you.


General Information

The department's functions include issuing zoning and sanitary permits and reviewing and processing rezoning, conditional use, land use plan amendments and variance applications for projects in municipalities under the jurisdiction of the Racine County Zoning Ordinance.  These municipalities include the Townships of Burlington, Dover, Norway, and Waterford.  Planning and zoning services are also provided to the Village of Yorkville.

The department is also involved in protecting and preserving Racine County's environment through the administration of shoreland, wetland, and floodplain regulations and by balancing economic development with environmental protection.


Racine County Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 20) (external link to

Racine County Mapbook (online GIS)

Racine County Land Information (i.e. abutting property or tax record searches)

Racine County Survey Search

Racine County Floodplain Inquiry Map Application (i.e. Am I in the floodplain?)

Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC)

Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC)

Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc. (SEWISC)

FEMA Flood Map Service Center


Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc
Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc