The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body with duties prescribed by Wis. Stats. § 59.694 and functions almost like a court. The Board’s main objective is to apply legal criteria provided in state law and local ordinance to a specific fact situation to determine if a variance to those rules is necessary – not to compromise ordinance provisions for a property owner’s convenience. The Board of Adjustment decides variances which is a relaxation of a dimensional standard in a land use ordinance (e.g., setbacks, lot area, height, etc). Variances are meant to be an infrequent remedy where an ordinance imposes a unique and substantial burden. This is a seven member citizen board and consists of five voting members and two alternate members. Members are appointed for a two or three-year term. The Board meets as needed to review variances.
Agendas & Minutes
These are not official Chippewa County records. If you would like to obtain an official copy of these records, please contact the Planning & Zoning office at: 715-726-7940