1. Building Inspection Counter Appointments

    Building Inspection plan review and zoning review counters will be open to the public by appointment only.

Parking Lot / Site Plan

Our process and forms were designed with input from customers and City staff who provided tips on how to prevent errors and reduce time. Our process works best if we receive complete, accurate and legible information.

Process Overview

  1. Discuss with City Staff

    Before you submit your plans and required information, discuss your proposal with City staff. See the Parking Lot / Site Plan Approval Packet, Section G, for staff phone numbers.

    Who to Contact

    Zoning: (608) 266-4551.

  2. What to Include

    At a minimum, you need:

    To determine the other items you need to include, answer these questions:

    • Is this parking lot an approved conditional use or PD Zone?
      If yes, attach signed copy of Letter of Conditions.
    • Is this parking lot an alteration to an existing conditional use or PD Zone?
      If yes, attach signed alteration application.
    • Does this parking lot have a joint driveway or joined parking lots on separate parcels?
      If yes, attach Easement Agreement.
    • Will this parking lot have outdoor lighting?
      If yes, attach Lighting Plan and manufacturers specifications for fixtures.
    • Will this development be subject to Transportation Demand Management (TDM) requirements?
      If yes, attach a TDM Plan.
  3. Prepare Your Plans

    Use the Parking Lot / Site Plan Approval Packet to be sure you show all the information that is needed for review of your plans/project.

  4. Submit Checklist, Plans, Attachments and Fees

    email to sprapplications@cityofmadison.com

    Where to Go

    Zoning Counter
    Madison Municipal Building
    Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd  Suite 017
    Madison, WI 53703
    (dropbox for 11" x 17" maximum plan sets at Doty Street Entrance)

    Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

    A zoning staff person will review your application to see if it’s complete. If it’s not complete, the staff person will return your plans to you and explain what other items you need to submit. If it is complete, a zoning staff person will accept the application for review.

  5. Track Plan Review

    You can track the progress of the city agencies’ reviews on the Site Plan Review Status website. If an agency requests additional information, submit the materials directly to that agency. If a plan is rejected by an agency, revised plans will need to be resubmitted for a new review.

  6. Pick Up Plans

    Usually the parking lot/site plan review process takes about 14 or more days, depending on project complexity and agency requirements. It can take longer if an agency requests additional information or if the plans require revision and resubmittal. You will receive an email notification when the plans have been approved, or track status on the Site Plan Review Status website. Approved plans will be emailed to the project contact person when Site Plan Review is completed.

  7. Receive Permit

    Pay all fees at the Permit Counter and get your permit(s) and a signed, approved copy of your plan, hard copy or digital.

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