A Shoreland Permit (PDF) is required when one of the following projects occur within the unincorporated Townships or the Village of Somers. Note: the more common projects that occur within the County include, but are not limited to the following:
For a more comprehensive list of permissible projects, consult the Kenosha County General Zoning and Shoreland Floodplain Zoning Ordinance (PDF). Most projects requiring a shoreland permit from Kenosha County will require a corresponding Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and possibly a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit. Kenosha County shoreland permits are not valid without the necessary federal or state permits.
You must submit a complete Stipulated Shoreland Permit Application (PDF) including a property survey / site plan (PDF) and submit the appropriate fee based upon the Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development fee schedule.