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Office Information

Wood County Planning & Zoning
Wood County Courthouse (Map)
2nd Floor
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm M-F
Phone: (715) 421-8466

The Wood County Planning and Zoning Office serves a wide variety of needs for the residents of Wood County. The department is responsible for planning, land records management, code enforcement and economic development activities.

Staff

The Planning and Zoning Office is comprised of a staff of 7 employees that have a combined total of over 100 years of service to Wood County. Staff members are committed to the department mission "to encourage orderly development and land uses that preserve property values and protect the County's natural resources to enhance the quality of life of Wood County residents." Please call or E-mail our office if you have any questions, or would like to learn more about what we do.

Staff Member Title E-mail Address
Jason Grueneberg Director jgrueneberg@co.wood.wi.us
Justin Conner Land Records Coordinator jconner@co.wood.wi.us
Jeff Brewbaker Code Administrator jbrewbaker@co.wood.wi.us
Julie Akey Administrative Assistant jakey@co.wood.wi.us
Kim Keech Clerk kkeech@co.wood.wi.us

Conservation, Education & Economic Development Committee

The Conservation, Education & Economic Development Committee is a standing committee of the Wood County Board. Members are committed to the department mission "to encourage orderly development and land uses that preserve property values and protect the County's natural resources to enhance the quality of life of Wood County residents." In addition to providing oversight for the Planning & Zoning Department, this committee also is the oversight committee for the Land Conservation and University Extension Departments. More information about county committees and their meeting times can be found on the County Board Committees and Meeting Schedule pages.

Department Goals

  • Planning
    • Develop and maintain a county comprehensive plan that meets the requirements of Wis. Statutes.
    • Encourage orderly development.
    • Improve the County's quality of life to attract new residents and encourage economic development.
  • Land Records Management
    • Reduce redundancies in mapping and data set development.
    • Improve quality of products and services.
    • Develop an efficient delivery system for products and services offered to the public.
  • Code Enforcement
    • Protect the health, safety and general welfare of County residents.
    • Protect the County's natural resources and property values.
    • Assist growth through proper land use management.
    • Assure that Wood County remains in good standing with the State of Wisconsin.
  • Surveyor
    • Assure accessible and accurate surveys and survey records recorded and/or used in Wood County.
    • Fulfill all responsibilities of Wis. Statutes pertaining to the office of County Surveyor.
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