Update on City Planning procedures in light of COVID-19
To minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, many Planning Division staff members will be working remotely. However, it will be possible to meet directly with one of the Division staff by appointment. If you wish to contact a specific staff person, contact information for the Planning Division staff is here.
During this time, the Planning Division will be accepting zoning/development applications digitally (e-mail, FTP or similar, etc.), through the regular mail, or by appointment. We encourage you to submit your materials digitally but recognize that is not always possible.
Development applications can be obtained by clicking Zoning, Land Division and Other Applications. Fees associated with the application forms can be paid on-line by going here and selecting ‘Planning Documents’, or via check. Application fee amounts are found on page 2 of the forms.
If you choose to submit your materials via regular mail, send them to:
300 E. Main Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
If you need assistance or have questions, please call (608) 825-1107. If your call is not answered, please leave a voicemail and one of the Planning Division staff will respond as quickly as we can.
We will try to process application forms as quickly as we can; however, it is very likely they will take longer than expected during this on-going public health situation. Thank you for your continued understanding.
The Planning Division has a broad set of duties and responsibilities that are primarily related to the growth and development of the City. We are responsible for the preparation, maintenance, and implementation of the City's long-range plans, and coordinate the City's review process for proposed development and redevelopment projects occurring both within the City limits and, to some extent, beyond our boundaries. We work closely with other City departments to provide recommendations to the City Council and many of its boards and commissions on infrastructure decisions, policy issues, development and redevelopment proposals, and economic development issues, among other items.
The Planning Division provides the primary staff support for the City's Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Joint Extraterritorial Zoning Committee, and also assists with staff support for the Public Works Committee, Community Development Authority, Finance Committee, Transit Committee and many other boards and committees as needed. We also work closely with City residents and the development community to help answer questions about zoning and development issues and are a resource for the public for maps and information related to our plans and development policies.
We hope you find our webpage useful and are able to find the information you need. If not, feel free to contact us during regular business hours at 608-825-1107 or by email.