Planning & Zoning Office

The Plan Commission office administers the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Historic District Board of Review, and the Plan Commission. It issues building permits, performs building inspections, enforces land use ordinances, enforces zoning regulations, and nuisance ordinances.

National Landmark Historic District

The City of Madison is proud of its managed growth through planning and zoning. The adoption of an ordinance protecting the city's historic district has enabled us to be named a National Landmark Historic District, one of only 11 in the United States and arguably one of the largest. The rules that govern the planning and zoning of the community have been updated to mesh more closely with those of Jefferson County and the town of Hanover, which were revised recently.


Subdivision Regulations (PDF)

Construction Standards (PDF)

Zoning Ordinance (PDF)

Schedule of District Regulations (PDF)

2016 Lighting Ordinance (PDF)

2016 Pain Management Clinic Ordinance (PDF)