Planning and Zoning


Planning & Zoning Department

400 North Main Street, Room A020
P.O. Box 187
Friendship, WI 53934
(608) 339-4222
Fax: (608) 339-4504

Phil McLaughlin - Zoning Administrator
Joe Jackson - Building Inspector/Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer/Sanitarian
Peter Studley - Building Inspector/Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer/Sanitarian
Cathy Allen - Secretary/Bookkeeper
Janene Harper - Secretary/Bookkeeper

The intent of the Planning & Zoning Department and the P&Z portion of Adams County Code is to regulate lot coverage, population density, to protect & preserve prime agricultural land, secure safety from fire, panic, flooding, pollution, contamination and other dangers, to stabilize & protect property values, preserve & protect natural and man-made aesthetic characteristics of the County, maintain safe & healthful water conditions, prevent flood-caused damages, promote health & wellness & general welfare of Adams County, provide & protect a variety of suitable commercial and industrial sites, uphold State of Wisconsin statutes & Adams County Code, provide certain minimum standards, provisions & requirements for safe & stable design, methods of construction, & uses of buildings to protect and foster the health,  safety and well-being of persons occupying or using such buildings, upholding Wisconsin  Administrative Code, provide for the administration & enforcement of P&Z's portion of Adams County Code and provide penalties for violation of P&Z's portion of Adams County Code.

Ordinances can be found on the Government Page
It is necessary to find out the zoning of any parcel in question before looking up ordinances.
Directions For Looking Up Zoning

Fee Schedules

Portable Toilet & RV Transfer Container Permit Information

Building Forms & Cross Section Diagrams

Private Onsite Waste Treatment System (POWTS/Sanitation) Forms

Other Documents

Informational Links

Important Information Regarding Flooding