The Comprehensive Plan
Land use in the Town of Verona is guided by the 2019 Comprehensive Plan and the zoning code is administered by Dane County with input from the Town.
Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction and Boundary Agreements
The adjacent cities also have influence over land use in the Town. In the summer of 2016 the Town of Verona and City of Verona adopted a boundary agreement that defines where the City will grow and other opportunities for the Town growth. Madison and Fitchburg have authority over lot spits in other portions of the Town, and the Town hopes to work on similar agreements with them.
Dane County recently adopted a new zoning code. Dane County Zoning Overview. In order to draft the new code a committee was set up to provide input. That committee, made up of representatives from various towns, a farmer, builder, and two Dane County supervisors met from April 2016 to October 2017. For information on the Dane County rezoning process, click here.
Upon Dane County’s adoption of the new code, County staff assigned zoning districts to all parcels throughout the County. Several months ago Town of Verona staff and Plan Commissions began to review the recommendations and have made some edits to the County recommendations (some of these edits are not yet represented on the interactive maps). In addition, postcards were mailed to all property owners to notify them of the change to their zoning. Two public meetings were held to answer questions about the new code. The first one, held on April 13th, was focused on educating Town officials about the content of the new code. The second one, held on May 16th, was focused on answering questions from the public. All property owners were given contact information for Dane County staff and encouraged to call with questions about their zoning assignment.
For questions about land use and development, contact Sarah Gaskell, Planner/Administrator.