Zoning Permit and Certificate of Occupancy
This application must be filled out for ALL new businesses and Multi-family projects within the Village of Weston and the Extraterritorial Zoning (ETZ) area of the Town of Weston prior to opening for business. These applications should also be filled out for all new commercial tenants, a change in ownership or a use change to/within an existing building and business. The information collect will also be made public on the Business Directory for commercial occupancy only. A fine of double the fee will be imposed for all applicants that submit the application after occupancy so it is important you contact the Village prior to signing a lease or purchasing commercial property. Once completed and approved, Village Planning and Development Staff will supply you with the application for Certificate of Occupancy.
Commercial Occupancy Permit
Temporary Zoning Permits and Certificate of Occupancy (Temporary Use)
This application is only required for certain temporary uses, as determined in the Municipal Zoning Code. Please review the table on the application to determine if an application is required. All uses indicated with a 'T' are permitted-by-right. This application also covers the use of a tent and temporary signs. Once the use is approved, Village Planning and Development Staff will supply you with permit and temporary certificate of occupancy.
Temporary Use Permit
Zoning Code Text Amendment
An amendment to the zoning regulations may be initiated by the Village Board, Plan Commission, by recommendation of Village staff to either of these two bodies, or by any member of the general public. Following acceptance of a complete application, the Plan Commission Recording Secretary, in coordination with the Zoning Administrator, shall schedule a public hearing before the Plan Commission, to be held within 45 days after acceptance of a complete application. Notice of the time, place, and purpose of such hearing shall be given by publication of a Class 2 Notice in conformance with the requirements of Wis. Stat. § 62.23 (7)(d). The Village Clerk in coordination with the Zoning Administrator shall also send said notice to the applicant and the clerk of any municipality whose boundaries are within 1,000 feet of any portion of the jurisdiction of this Chapter at least ten days prior to the date of such public hearing.
Application for Text Amendment to Village Zoning Code
The Plan Commission (or Extraterritorial Zoning (ETZ) Committee for land in the ETZ Area of the Town of Weston) shall hold a public hearing on all proposed amendments to the Official Zoning Map. Following the public hearing, and after consideration of comments provided therein, the Plan Commission or ETZ Committee shall review the proposed amendment to the Official Zoning Map and shall within 45 days of the public hearing make a recommendation to the Village Board that the application be granted as requested, modified, or denied. If the Commission or Committee fails to make a recommendation within this time frame, the proposed amendment shall be forwarded to the Village Board without recommendation. Such deadline may be extended by written or electronic agreement from the applicant.
The Zoning Administrator shall schedule the proposed amendment for potential Village Board action. After careful consideration of all comments, the Village Board shall within 120 days of submittal of a complete application, act to approve or reject the proposed amendment, unless extended by written or electronic agreement of the applicant. Failure of the Board to act within 120 days of the submittal of a complete application (unless said deadline is extended by agreement of the applicant) shall constitute approval of the application as presented.