Planning Phone Number: (920) 746-2323

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Door County is updating its comprehensive and farmland preservation plan in compliance with state requirements.  

The County adopted a Public Participation Plan in early 2023 which outlines the process for gathering public input throughout the process of developing this Plan.  This Plan can be viewed here:  Public Participation Plan

The final plan will contain two volumes.  Volume II, the Resource Report, contains all of the required information, inventories, analyses, and maps required by both the comprehensive and farmland preservation planning laws.  The purpose of the Resource Report is to inventory current conditions and analyze statistical trends and projections to help identify future needs and opportunities.  Volume I, Vision and Goals, will be drafted after input has been received on the Resource Report.  Volume I addresses the issues, opportunities, and vision statements for the required topic areas, and the overall plan goals, policies, and action items.  Volume I is expected to be available to the public for input in the first half of 2024.  

Volume II, Resource Report

The draft Resource Report can be viewed by clicking on the chapter links below.  Various maps are also associated with the Resource Report which can also be view by clicking on the map links listed underneath each chapter that contains maps.  All of the maps, except for the Current Land Use map, are static PDF files which can easily be viewed on-line, downloaded, and/or printed.  The Current Land Use map is described in more detail below.  

Current Land Use Map

The Current Land Use map (click HERE or see the link below Chapter 10) is an interactive on-line map which can also be easily viewed and printed at various scales.  You will be able to scroll around the county, zoom in/out, and/or use the pre-set views to zoom in on your municipality.   You will be able to view the draft current land use layer as well as turn it off in order to see the aerial photography underneath.  By clicking anywhere on the map, a pop-up window will tell you that parcel's identification number, town, and land use classification.  The parcels are also color-coded and the legend on the right lists all of the types of classification.  When compiling any comments on the map for submittal to the Land Use Services Department, please note the parcel's identification number, owner name, and your comments regarding the property's classification.  

Submitting Input

Your input regarding the Resource Report and associated maps is important for helping us draft Volume I, Vision and Goals.  Please submit your input by January 15th, 2024.  Note that input will be taken at any time throughout the planning process, however, that week in January we will start using the Resource Report input to help us finalize a draft of Volume I, Vision and Goals.  

Comments regarding the Resource Report and the Current Land Use Map may be submitted at any time by e-mail to, by FAX to (920) 746-2387, or by mail to Door County Land Use Services Department, 421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.  Please contact Becky Kerwin at (920) 746-2323 or with any questions or inquiries.

DRAFT Door County Comprehensive and Farmland Preservation Plan 2045

Volume II, Resource Report (note Chapter I, Introduction, will be written/available after input has been received on the other chapters)

Chapter 2, Issues and Opportunities

Chapter 3, Historical and Cultural Resources

Chapter 4, Housing Characteristics

Chapter 5, Economic Development

Chapter 6, Natural Resources

Chapter 7, Agricultural Resources

Chapter 8, Transportation

Chapter 9, Community Facilities and Utilities

Chapter 10, Land Use

Chapter 11, Intergovernmental Cooperation

Chapter 12, Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Recreation Facilities


Complete Plan and Maps

Volume I: Vision and Goals.  This volume contains the statutory requirements, issues and opportunities, summary of current conditions, vision statements, and goals/policies/action items related to all plan topics.  The future land use and farmland preservation maps listed below are also discussed in Volume I.