The Village of Pewaukee has a diligent planning process in place to guide the development of the Village. The Village provides planning services, code enforcement and building inspection services through a combination of contracted services (Consulting Planner, Consulting Engineering and Building Inspection Services) and Village staff.

The Village utilizes planning documents reviewed and approved by the Plan Commission and Village Board to guide the development and redevelopment of the Village. These include the Comprehensive Master Land Use Plan and Map, Downtown Design Guidelines for the Downtown Business District, and Zoning/Land Development Code (Chapter 40 of the Code of Ordinances).

The Plan Commission is responsible: 

  • For the review of commercial and residential development proposals
  • Rezoning applications
  • Sign Code Waivers
  • Conditional use grant applications
  • Certified survey map reviews 

The Plan Commission ensures compliance with the Village of Pewaukee’s master plan which was adopted by the Planning Commission while maximizing the health, safety and economic well-being for all residents.

The Plan Commission meets:
         When: The second Thursday of each month
         Where: Pewaukee Village Hall - 235 Hickory St.
         Time: 7 p.m. 

Determine whether you need to apply for a conditional use grant, consultation or miscellaneous approval.

  • Find out the current zoning of a specific property please view the Village of Pewaukee’s Zoning Map.
  • Review chapter 40 of the Municipal Code, find the zoning of your property and review the code for the permitted uses, conditional uses, lot size requirements and minimum set backs.
  • If the proposed project falls under a conditional use refer to the conditional use grant application and submit it to be placed on the Plan Commission agenda.
  • If you are looking to present your proposal to garner feedback from the Plan Commission refer to the consultation application.
  • If you are looking to update a certified survey map, site plan or developers agreement or architectural plat refer to the miscellaneous application.
  • All applications must accompany a services reimbursement form.

Determine whether you need to apply for a Sign Code Waiver.

  • Find out the current zoning of a specific property please view the Village of Pewaukee’s Zoning Map.
  • Review chapter 70 of the Municipal Code, find the zoning of your property and review the code for size requirements, permitted signs, illumination standards, etc.
  • If your sign size and design is within what is allowable by code fill out the sign permit application and return to Village Hall.
  • If your sign size and design is not within what is allowable by code fill out the miscellaneous application. 

To find out when your item can be addressed by the Plan Commission see the Plan Commission submittal deadlines -2021.

Detailed information regarding conditional use grants and miscellaneous items are listed below.

A conditional use grant is the signed agreement between the Village and the applicant and/or property owner that outlines operational, site plan and design requirements that is recorded with the Register of Deeds Office at Waukesha County.

Chapter 40 contains the Land Development/Zoning Code for the Village of Pewaukee. This section lays out each zoning district and the permitted uses by right, allowable conditional uses, property setbacks and offsets for each of the zoning districts. Please review Chapter 40 of the Village of Pewaukee Municipal Code to determine if your project, remodel or building concept falls within code requirements or needs Plan Commission approval.

Public Hearings are required for items such as a rezoning application, conditional use grant application and land use plan amendment application.

Miscellaneous items needing Plan Commission approval that do not need a conditional use grant are certified survey maps, site plans, architectural plat approval, sign code waivers and developer’s agreement, etc.

Sign Permits are required for all signs and the size of a sign determines whether the the permit needs to be heard by the Plan Commission.  The sign code is laid out in the Village of Pewaukee Municipal Code, Chapter 70. If a proposed sign exceeds the allowable size, the application would have to be reviewed and approved by the Plan Commission. If the size is within the limit per the property zoning, staff at the Village Hall may be able to approve your request.

Temporary signs are not allowed in any public right-of-way.

A professional services reimbursement agreement and digital copy of the request is required all applications.

All forms can be found on the forms, permits and application page.

If you are looking to locate your business or develop in the Village of Pewaukee or if you have a question regarding your project, please call the Village Hall at 262-691-5660 or email the Village Hall.

Useful Documents and Resources