Polk County Seeks to Update Ordinances

The Polk County Board of Supervisors will be considering updates to the Polk County Code of Ordinances at their March 19th meeting.

The proposed updates include changes to the Polk County Code of Ordinances regarding shoreline protection, general zoning, the rural address numbering system, the board of adjustment, and subdivisions. For a comprehensive log of all the changes to these ordinances being considered, use the link to view the Ordinance Amendment Bulleted List

The county board establishes policy by approving ordinances. Ordinances are local laws prescribing rules of conduct and are enforced by county officials. Ordinances become a permanent part of the governmental code and may be amended from time to time. Once policy has been approved by the county board of supervisors through plans, budgets, ordinances, and resolutions, it is the responsibility of county staff to implement the decisions of the board.

All interested parties have a right to either support or oppose the changes by appearing in person at the time of the March 19th meeting at 6:00pm for public comment, or via mail or email. Email comments with subject line “Public Comment for County Board Meeting” to: public.comment@polkcountywi.gov or send comments by mail to: Polk County Government Center, 100 Polk County Plaza – Suite 110, Balsam Lake, WI 54810.  Written comments are electronically distributed to Supervisors upon receipt. Comments received less than 24 hours prior to the meetings may not be received in time to be reviewed by Supervisors prior to the meeting. To watch the meeting via Teams, use the following information to join via a link or by calling in:

Join Teams Meeting via Link: County Board of Supervisors Teams Meeting
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Meeting ID: 255 421 152 493