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Yes. The installation, placement, and/or replacement of any driveway, walkway, patio, fence, or retaining wall requires a Zoning Permit through the Planning Division of the Community Development Department. This applies to all surfaces, including but not limited to asphalt (traditional or permeable), concrete (traditional or permeable), pavers, and gravel. If the driveway, walkway, patio, fence, or retaining wall is replacing something that is already existing you still need a permit to make sure the new/replaced feature meets all current codes.
The answer is typically yes, depending on the exact details of the work/project type. Please view the following page for a basic list of permit required items. This list is just a summary and is not necessarily all-inclusive. If there are any question on if a permit is required please contact the Building Inspection Division of the Community Development Department at (262) 679-4145. Permits
There are a few different ways to find out in what Zoning District a property is located:
Fences are allow in the City of Muskego with the issuance of a Zoning Permit. Section 400-167H. of the Municipal Code governs fences. The following link will take you to the Zoning Permit application, which goes over the basic fencing requirements. The fee for a fence permit is $20. Please note, if you are located within a subdivision, there may be additional requirement or restrictions relating to fences. Please check with your subdivision and make sure fences are allowed. Just because the City issues you approval of a fence (through a Zoning Permit), the subdivision could still prohibit fences. Any subdivision requires are separate and in addition to any City regulations.
Yes. The City of Muskego has regulations relating to the height of grass on a property. Chapter 35, Section 35.05 of the Municipal Code regulates grass heights. For single-family residential properties (with a home located on them) grass/ground cover should not exceed 8 inches in height. There are a few exceptions to this regulation, such as when there is an established prairie or other approved landscape feature or when a lot is very large. If the single-family residential property is vacant, then the grass/ground cover should not exceed 12 inches in height. This only applies when the vacant lot is adjacent to a lot that has an occupied building on it with a groomed lawn area. For commercial, industrial, and multi-family properties, the grass/ground cover must be maintained to a height of 8 inches or less. If you have a complaint about a property this is not following these regulations, you can use the Text My Gov feature to submit concerns.
As of October 23, 2014 chickens are allowable on lots less than 120,000 square feet in size with a Zoning Permit for Backyard Chickens. Please view the Planning/Zoning Application page for more details and for a link to the application.
Please contact the Community Development Department if there are any questions at (262) 679-4136.