Planning & Zoning

Department HeadKarl Jennrich
AddressOneida County Courthouse 
P.O. Box 400, 1 S. Oneida Ave. 
Rhinelander, Wisconsin  54501
Phone Number715-369-6130
Fax Number715-369-6268
Emailzoning@co.oneida.wi.us
Office HoursMonday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM; 2nd Floor
Committee Of JurisdictionPlanning & Development Committee

Documents & Links

Online Permit Search
Land Records System

Comprehensive Plan (low resolution) (2.3 MB)
Comprehensive Plan (high resolution) (17 MB) from ncwrpc.org
Plan Resolution

Online Survey, Recreational, & Misc Maps
POWTS Ordinance
Septic Pumper’s List
Plat Listing By Township
Chapter 15 – Subdivision Ordinance (effective 7/1/10)
2017 Annual Report

General Information

The Planning and Zoning Department administers several laws that affect landowners in Oneida County. These laws are designed to promote public health, safety and welfare, and provide for orderly land use development and future growth in Oneida County. Zoning regulations apply in the unincorporated areas of all 20 townships, except those lands in the Towns of Enterprise, Monico, and Sugar Camp which are greater than 1,000 feet from a lake or 300 feet from a river or stream.

Zoning permits are required for most structures, including seasonal and permanent dwellings, garages, storage buildings, decks, and grading or filling within 200 feet of the shoreland. A new business use of property, an expansion or change of the business use of the property also requires approval from this Department. Permits are also required for placements of signs.

Ordinance Change Notifications

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. §59.69(5)(f) annually the county shall inform residents of the county that they may add their names to a list to receive notice of any proposed ordinance or amendment that affects the allowable use of the property owned by the person.

If you would like to be informed of any proposed ordinance or amendment that affects the allowable use of your property, you can contact Oneida County at zoning@co.oneida.wi.us or 715-369-6130. If you request to be provided with any ordinance or amendment that affects the allowable use of your property, you will receive all Planning and Zoning agendas and notices of public hearing. It would be up to you to determine if items on the agenda or proposed ordinance amendments would impact your property.

Staff (Rhinelander)

NamePositionPhoneEmail
Karl JennrichDirector715-369-6176kjennrich@co.oneida.wi.us
Denise HoppeOffice Manager715-369-6291dhoppe@co.oneida.wi.us
Diann KoshutaZoning Technician715-369-6161dkoshuta@co.oneida.wi.us
Michael OestreichZoning Technician715-369-6290moestreich@co.oneida.wi.us
Julie PetraitisProgram Assistant715-369-6218jpetrait@co.oneida.wi.us
Scott RidderbuschLand Use Specialist715-369-6129sridderbus@co.oneida.wi.us
Gretchen WalkerAdministrative Support715-369-6130gwalker@co.oneida.wi.us
Peter WegnerAssistant Director715-369-6235pwegner@co.oneida.wi.us

Staff (Minocqua)

NamePositionPhoneEmail
Tom BablitchZoning Technician715-369-6221tbablitch@co.oneida.wi.us
Carla BlankenshipLand Use Specialist715-369-6219cblankenship@co.oneida.wi.us
Keith CohrsZoning Technician715-369-6236kcohrs@co.oneida.wi.us
Jeff KruegerZoning Technician715-369-6220jlkrueger@co.oneida.wi.us