Responsibilities & Services

The Planning Department is responsible for current and long-range planning efforts. Current planning involves projects related to zoning, development review, architectural and appearance review, and sign review, as well as various permits and other activities.

Long-range planning involves the creation and enforcement of plans for the entire city as well as special areas related to future growth and development.

Before developing land in the City of Oconomowoc, the landowner should contact the Planning Department. Staff will provide advice about the process that should be followed prior to the development of the land.

City Zoning Code Enforcement


The City Planning Department enforces the city’s Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 17, to ensure compliance with city zoning regulations. The Planning Department appreciates citizens’ help in identifying non-compliance issues and attempts to respond to all citizens contacts in a timely manner. 

If you have a specific zoning complaint, please fill out the Complaint Form.