Town of Pittsfield, WI
Brown County
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For the purpose of this chapter, the Town of Pittsfield, Brown County, Wisconsin, is hereby divided into the following zoning districts:
R-1
Primary Residential
R-1S
Residential District, Sanitary Sewered
R-2
Estate Residential
R-3
Multifamily
A-1
Agriculture
AG-FP
Agricultural Farmland Preservation District
B-1
Business
I-L
Light Industrial
C
Conservancy/Floodplain
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The following rules shall apply with respect to the boundaries of the various districts as shown on the Zoning District Map:
A. 
District boundary lines are the center lines of highways, streets, alleys, and pavements; or right-of-way lines of railroads, toll roads, and expressways; or section, division of section, tract and lot lines; or such lines extended, unless otherwise indicated.
B. 
Conservancy districts shall follow soil unit delineations identified on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Maps for the Town of Pittsfield, as determined by the Town Zoning Administrator.
C. 
Where a district boundary line is indicated on the Zoning Map as being approximately parallel or at right angles to one of the above lines, the two lines shall be construed to be parallel or at right angles to one another.
D. 
Where the district boundaries are not otherwise indicated and where the property may hereafter be subdivided into lots and blocks, the district boundaries shall be construed to be 200 feet, measured perpendicular to and being parallel to the right-of-way line of such road or street as it may abut.
E. 
Where a district boundary line divides a lot in single ownership on the effective date of this chapter, the Zoning Board of Appeals, after due hearing, may extend the regulation for either portion of such lot.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
F. 
Where a dimension appears adjacent to a district boundary line, with no explanatory note, such dimension shall be construed to be the length of such district boundary line, measured to the right-of-way line of the street or highway, alley or railroad, if such district boundary line intersects a street or highway, alley, or railroad.
G. 
Where the above rules do not apply, the location of the district boundary lines shown on the Zoning Map shall be determined by use of the scale shown on such map.
The following uses are exempted by this chapter and permitted in any zone district: poles, wires, cable facilities, vaults, laterals, pipes, mains, valves, or any other similar distributing equipment for telephone, public highway rights-of-way and improvement projects, and electric power, gas, water and sewer lines, provided that the installation shall conform to the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations, and other authorities having jurisdiction.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The following regulations shall apply in R-1 Districts (1 1/2 acres):
A. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Single-family dwellings.
(2) 
Parks and playgrounds.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses.
(1) 
Private garages, carports, and driveways.
(2) 
Private swimming pools.
(3) 
One private stable when such stable is located not less than 50 feet from all property lines. Two acres will be required per horse.
(4) 
Tool houses, sheds and other similar buildings used for the storage of common supplies.
(5) 
Satellite dish antennas less than 12 feet in diameter.
(6) 
Transmission lines, substations, telephone and telegraph lines and public utility installments, except cable television installations.
(7) 
Ponds (with permit).
(8) 
Private kennels.
C. 
Conditional uses.
(1) 
Cemeteries.
(2) 
Bed-and-breakfast establishments.
(3) 
Cable television installation.
(4) 
Public, parochial and private elementary, junior high and senior high schools.
(5) 
Colleges and universities.
(6) 
Religious institutions in the form of convents, seminaries, monasteries, churches, chapels, temples, synagogues, mosques, rectories, parsonages, and parish houses.
(7) 
Athletic fields.
(8) 
Dams, flowage areas and water reservoirs.
(9) 
General agriculture, except that no farms shall involve greater than 500 animal units, nor shall farms be operated for the disposal of garbage, rubbish, offal, or sewage. This shall not prohibit the use or disposal of cannery by-products or other similar vegetable matter.
(10) 
Apiculture, floriculture, forestry, grazing, greenhouses, horticulture, nurseries, orchards, paddocks, pasturage, and truck farming.
(11) 
Fire stations, police stations, post offices, and other municipal facilities necessary for Town operation.
(12) 
Home occupations.
(13) 
Artificial lakes.
(14) 
Quarries and sand and gravel pits.
(15) 
Recreational sites, golf courses, tennis courts, and grounds of recreational clubs, nonprofit.
(16) 
Communication and/or antenna towers. The application for a permit for a communication and/or antenna tower shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of § 66.0404, Wis. Stats.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(17) 
Two-family dwelling.
(18) 
Any situation that would require a commercial kennel license.
(19) 
Beekeeping.
D. 
Lot requirements.
(1) 
Area: 65,340 square feet minimum (1 1/2 acres).
(2) 
Public road frontage: 175 feet minimum.
E. 
Height regulations.
(1) 
Residential dwellings: 35 feet maximum.
(2) 
Farm structures: 60 feet maximum.
F. 
Building setbacks.
(1) 
Principal structure.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 40 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 75 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(2) 
Accessory building.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 15 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 15 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(3) 
Setbacks on existing lots of record as of January 1, 2006, without buildings shall be determined by the Town Board.
(4) 
Setbacks of existing lots of record as of January 1, 2006, with existing or prior buildings shall be not less than the setbacks of existing or prior buildings and shall be approved by the Town Board.
G. 
Building size. Minimum size of a residential dwelling shall be 1,400 square feet.
H. 
Accessory buildings. Accessory buildings shall conform to district requirements. In addition, no accessory building shall be allowed within the front yard setback or corner side yard setbacks for the R-1 District.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
I. 
Parking. Parking shall conform to the requirements as set forth in Article VIII, Off-Street Parking Requirements.
J. 
Signs. Signs shall be regulated as set forth in Article VII, Signs.
The following regulations shall apply in R-1S Districts (1/2 acre):
A. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Single-family dwellings.
(2) 
Parks and playgrounds.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses.
(1) 
Private garages, carports, and driveways.
(2) 
Private swimming pools.
(3) 
Tool houses, sheds and other similar buildings used for the storage of common supplies.
(4) 
Satellite dish antennas less than 12 feet in diameter.
(5) 
Transmission lines, substations, telephone and telegraph lines and public utility installments, except cable television installations.
(6) 
Ponds (with permit).
(7) 
Private kennels.
C. 
Conditional uses.
(1) 
Cemeteries.
(2) 
Bed-and-breakfast establishments.
(3) 
Cable television installation.
(4) 
Public, parochial and private elementary, junior high and senior high schools.
(5) 
Colleges and universities.
(6) 
Religious institutions in the form of convents, seminaries, monasteries, churches, chapels, temples, synagogues, rectories, mosques, parsonages, and parish houses.
(7) 
Fire stations, police stations, post offices, and other municipal facilities necessary for Town operation.
(8) 
Home occupations.
(9) 
Artificial lakes.
(10) 
Recreational sites, golf courses, tennis courts, and grounds of recreational clubs, nonprofit.
(11) 
Communication and/or antenna towers. The application for a permit for a communication and/or antenna tower shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of § 66.0404, Wis. Stats.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(12) 
Multifamily dwellings.
(13) 
Athletic fields.
(14) 
Dams, flowage areas and water reservoirs.
(15) 
Any situation that would require a commercial kennel license.
(16) 
Beekeeping.
D. 
Lot requirements.
(1) 
Area: 21,780 square feet minimum (1/2 acre).
(2) 
Public road frontage: 120 feet minimum.
E. 
Building setbacks.
(1) 
Principal structure.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 20 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 25 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(2) 
Accessory buildings.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 10 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 10 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(3) 
Setbacks on existing lots of record as of January 1, 1999, without buildings shall be determined by the Town Board.
(4) 
Setbacks on existing lots of record as of January 1, 1999, with existing or prior buildings shall be not less than the setbacks of the existing or prior buildings and shall be approved by the Town Board.
F. 
Building size. Minimum size of a residential dwelling shall be 1,400 square feet.
G. 
Accessory buildings. Accessory uses shall conform to district requirements. In addition, no accessory building shall be allowed within the front yard setback or corner side yard setbacks for the R-1S District.
H. 
Parking. Parking shall conform to the requirements as set forth in Article VIII, Off-Street Parking Requirements.
I. 
Signs. Signs shall be regulated as set forth in Article VII, Signs.
The following regulations shall apply in R-2 Districts (two acres):
A. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Single-family dwellings.
(2) 
Parks and playgrounds.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses.
(1) 
Private garages, carports, and driveways.
(2) 
Private swimming pools.
(3) 
One private stable when such stable is located not less than 50 feet from all property lines. Two acres will be required per horse.
(4) 
Tool houses, sheds and other similar buildings used for the storage of common supplies.
(5) 
Transmission lines, substations, telephone and telegraph lines and public utility installments, except cable television installations.
(6) 
Ponds (with permit).
(7) 
Private kennels.
C. 
Conditional uses.
(1) 
Cemeteries.
(2) 
Bed-and-breakfast establishments.
(3) 
Cable television installation.
(4) 
Public, parochial and private elementary, junior high and senior high schools.
(5) 
Colleges and universities.
(6) 
Religious institutions in the form of convents, seminaries, monasteries, churches, chapels, temples, synagogues, mosques, rectories, parsonages, and parish houses.
(7) 
Fire stations, police stations, post offices, and other municipal facilities necessary for Town operation.
(8) 
Home occupations.
(9) 
Artificial lakes.
(10) 
Quarries, sand and gravel pits.
(11) 
Recreational sites, golf courses, tennis courts, and grounds of recreational clubs, nonprofit.
(12) 
Communication and/or antenna towers. The application for a permit for a communication and/or antenna tower shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of § 66.0404, Wis. Stats.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(13) 
Athletic fields.
(14) 
Dams, flowage areas and water reservoirs.
(15) 
General agriculture, except that no farms shall involve more than 500 animal units, nor shall farms be operated for the disposal of garbage, rubbish, offal, or sewage. This shall not prohibit the use or disposal of cannery by-products or other similar vegetable matter.
(16) 
Apiculture, floriculture, forestry, grazing, greenhouses, horticulture, nurseries, orchards, paddocks, pasturage, and truck farming.
(17) 
Two-family dwelling.
(18) 
Any situation that would require a commercial kennel license.
(19) 
Beekeeping.
D. 
Lot requirements.
(1) 
Area: 87,120 square feet minimum (two acres).
(2) 
Public road frontage: 200 feet minimum.
E. 
Height regulations.
(1) 
Residential dwellings: 35 feet maximum.
(2) 
Farm structures: 60 feet maximum.
F. 
Building setbacks.
(1) 
Principal structure.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 50 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 75 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(2) 
Accessory building.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 15 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 15 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(3) 
Setbacks on existing lots of record as of January 1, 2006, without buildings shall be determined by the Town Board.
(4) 
Setbacks on existing lots of record as of January 1, 2006, with existing or prior buildings shall not be less than the setbacks of the existing or prior buildings and shall be approved by the Town Board.
G. 
Building size. Minimum size of residential dwelling shall be 1,400 square feet for a single-family dwelling.
H. 
Accessory building. Accessory uses shall conform to district requirements. In addition, no accessory building shall be allowed within the front yard or corner side yard setbacks for the R-2 District.
I. 
Parking. Parking shall conform to the requirements as set forth in Article VIII, Off-Street Parking Requirements.
J. 
Signs. Signs shall be regulated as set forth in Article VII, Signs.
K. 
Other requirements. Other structures or buildings allowed within the R-2 District shall meet the requirements of the district and remaining articles of this chapter, as determined by the Town Board.
The following permitted uses are only allowed in areas served by public sanitary sewer service.
A. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Single-family dwellings.
(2) 
Apartment houses.
(3) 
Two-family dwellings.
(4) 
Community living arrangements having a capacity for six or fewer persons being served by the program, licensed and operated under the authority of the Department of Health Services in accordance with § 62.23(7)(i), Wis. Stats.
(5) 
Parks and playgrounds.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses.
(1) 
Private garages, carports, and driveways.
(2) 
Private swimming pools.
(3) 
Tool houses, sheds, and other similar buildings used for the storage of common supplies.
(4) 
Transmission lines, substations, telephone and telegraph lines and public utility installations, railroad right-of-way and passenger depots, not including switching, storage freight yards or siding, and cable television installations.
(5) 
Ponds (with permit).
C. 
Conditional uses.
(1) 
Artificial lakes.
(2) 
Bed-and-breakfast establishments.
(3) 
Cemeteries.
(4) 
Colleges and universities.
(5) 
Public, parochial and private elementary, junior high and senior high schools.
(6) 
Quarries, sand and gravel pits.
(7) 
Religious institutions in the form of convents, seminaries, monasteries, churches, chapels, temples, synagogues, mosques, rectories, parsonages, and parish houses.
(8) 
Satellite dish antennas less than 12 feet in diameter.
(9) 
Cable television installations.
(10) 
Day-care centers.
(11) 
Nursery schools.
(12) 
Nursing homes.
(13) 
Manufactured homes and manufactured home communities.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(14) 
Communication and/or antenna towers. The application for a permit for a communication and/or antenna tower shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of § 66.0404, Wis. Stats.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(15) 
Athletic fields.
(16) 
Dams, flowage areas and water reservoirs.
(17) 
Private kennels.
(18) 
Beekeeping.
D. 
Lot requirements.
(1) 
Area. Minimum 18,000 square feet, and has no less than 125 feet of frontage on at least one street.
E. 
Height regulations.
(1) 
No one- or two-family residence or its accessory buildings or structures shall exceed 35 feet or two stories in height.
(2) 
All other buildings or structures permitted in this district shall not exceed 35 feet or two stories in height.
F. 
Building setbacks.
(1) 
Principal structure.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 25 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 25 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(2) 
Accessory building.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 25 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 15 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
G. 
Building size. Minimum size of residential dwelling shall be 1,400 square feet for a single-family dwelling and 850 square feet per unit for a two-family dwelling.
H. 
Accessory buildings.
(1) 
Accessory uses shall conform to district requirements and other applicable requirements in this chapter.
(2) 
The accessory buildings shall not occupy more than 30% of the rear yard.
I. 
Parking. Parking shall conform to the requirements as set forth in Article VIII, Off-Street Parking Requirements.
J. 
Signs. Signs shall be regulated as set forth in Article VII, Signs.
K. 
Other requirements.
(1) 
Other structures or buildings allowed within the R-3 District shall meet the requirements of the district and remaining articles of this chapter as determined by the Town Board.
(2) 
When attached dwelling units are created, matters of mutual concern to the adjacent property owners, due to construction, catastrophe, and maintenance, shall be guarded against by private covenants and deed restrictions, and the approving authorities shall not be held responsible for the same.
(3) 
The Town of Pittsfield does not allow registered commercial projects.
Lawful uses which are pursuant to the preservation of prime agricultural land for continual farming and which are performed in a manner consistent with the requirements of this chapter shall be permitted in A-1 Districts. The Pittsfield Town Board has adopted Chapter 26, Animal Waste Management, of the Brown County Code of Ordinances, and any subsequent changes, into this Code.
A. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Single-family dwellings.
(2) 
Parks and playgrounds.
(3) 
Commercial feedlots and stock farm.
(4) 
Agricultural warehouses.
(5) 
Farm ponds.
(6) 
Roadside stands, provided the structure does not cover more than 300 square feet in ground area and does not exceed 10 feet in height.
(7) 
Agriculture, dairying, floriculture, forestry, general farming, grazing, non-retail greenhouses, hatcheries, horticulture, livestock raising, nurseries, orchards, paddocks, pasturage, poultry raising, riding academies and stables, truck farming, game farms, wildlife sanctuaries and game preserves, with the exception that no farming operation may involve more than 500 animal units (animal units being defined in Chapter ATCP 51 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code), nor shall any lands be operated for the disposal of garbage, rubbish, offal, or sewage. This shall not prohibit the use or disposal of cannery by-products or other similar vegetable matter.
(8) 
Beekeeping.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses.
(1) 
Additional accessory structures, necessary for the continuance of the farming operation.
(2) 
Private garages, carports and driveways.
(3) 
One private stable, when such stable is located not less than 50 feet from all property lines. Two acres per horse.
(4) 
Ponds (with permit).
(5) 
Private kennels.
C. 
Conditional uses.
(1) 
Airfields, airports, and heliports.
(2) 
Artificial lakes.
(3) 
Bed-and-breakfast establishments.
(4) 
Cable television installations.
(5) 
Cemeteries.
(6) 
Colleges and universities.
(7) 
Public, parochial and private elementary, junior high and senior high schools.
(8) 
Quarries, sand and gravel pits.
(9) 
Religious institutions in the form of convents, seminaries, monasteries, churches, chapels, temples, synagogues, mosques, rectories, parsonages, and parish houses.
(10) 
Satellite dish antennas less than 12 feet in diameter.
(11) 
Stockyards and fur farms.
(12) 
Two-family dwellings.
(13) 
Home occupations.
(14) 
Manufactured homes and manufactured home communities.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(15) 
Communication and/or antenna towers. The application for a permit for a communication and/or antenna tower shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of § 66.0404, Wis. Stats.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(16) 
Commercial or cooperative veal or hog farms.
(17) 
Athletic fields.
(18) 
Dams, flowage areas, and water reservoirs.
(19) 
Any situation that would require a commercial kennel license.
D. 
Lot requirements.
(1) 
Area: four acres minimum.
(2) 
Public road frontage: 300 feet minimum.
E. 
Height regulations.
(1) 
Residential dwellings: 35 feet maximum, except as provided by § 275-13, Height regulation.
(2) 
Farm structures: 60 feet maximum, except as provided by § 275-13, Height regulation.
F. 
Building setbacks.
(1) 
Principal structures.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 50 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 75 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(2) 
Accessory building.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 15 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 15 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(3) 
Setbacks on existing lots of record as of January 1, 2006, without buildings shall be determined by the Town Board.
(4) 
Setbacks on existing lots of record as of January 1, 2006, with existing or prior buildings shall be not less than the setbacks of the existing or prior buildings and shall be approved by the Town Board.
G. 
Building size. Minimum size of residential dwelling shall be 1,400 square feet for a single-family dwelling and 850 square feet per unit for a two-family dwelling.
H. 
Accessory buildings. Accessory uses shall conform to district requirements. In addition, no accessory building shall be allowed within the front yard or corner side yard setbacks for the A-1 District.
I. 
Parking. Parking shall conform to the requirements as set forth in Article VIII, Off-Street Parking Requirements.
J. 
Signs. Signs shall be regulated as set forth in Article VII, Signs.
K. 
Other requirements. Other structures or buildings allowed within the A-1 District shall meet the requirements of the district and remaining articles of this article as determined by the Town Board.
Lawful uses which are pursuant to the preservation of prime agricultural land for continual farming and which are performed in a manner consistent with the requirements of this chapter shall be permitted in all AG-FP Districts. The Pittsfield Town Board has adopted Chapter 26, Animal Waste Management, of the Brown County Code of Ordinances, and any subsequent changes, into this Code. The following shall apply in AG-FP Districts:
A. 
Land use in Agricultural Farmland Preservation District; general. Only the following land uses are allowed in a Agricultural Farmland Preservation District:
(1) 
Uses allowed under Subsections B and C without a conditional use permit.
(2) 
Uses allowed under Subsection D with a conditional use permit.
(3) 
Prior nonconforming uses, subject to § 60.61(5), Wis. Stats.
B. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Commercial feedlots and stock farms.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 6.010.B.1, Agriculture, dairying, floriculture, forestry, grazing, greenhouses, etc., which immediately preceded this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Farm ponds.
(3) 
Single-family farm residence.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(4) 
Agricultural uses as defined in § 275-8.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(5) 
Undeveloped natural resource and open space areas.
(6) 
Transportation, utility, communication, or other uses that are required under state or federal law to be located in a specific place, or that are authorized to be located in a specific place under a state or federal law that preempts the requirement of a conditional use permit for that use.
C. 
Permitted accessory uses.[4]
(1) 
A building, structure, or improvement that is an integral part of, or is incidental to, an agricultural use, including:
(a) 
A facility to store or process raw agricultural commodities, all of which are produced on the farm.
(b) 
A facility used to keep livestock on the farm.
(c) 
A facility used to keep or service vehicles or equipment primarily employed in agricultural uses on the farm.
(d) 
Roadside stands, provided the structure does not cover more than 300 square feet in ground area and does not exceed 10 feet in height.
(e) 
Riding stables and/or boarding facilities.
(f) 
Farmstead food-processing facilities.
(g) 
Farmstead retail outlets.
(h) 
On-farm fuel or agrichemical storage facilities.
(2) 
Transmission lines, substations, telephone and telegraph lines, public utility installation, radio and television stations.
(3) 
Private kennels as defined by the Town Code.
(4) 
An activity or business operation that is an integral part of or incidental to an agricultural use.
(5) 
Normal private residential appurtenances such as a garage, carport, satellite dish antenna (not to exceed 12 feet in diameter), shed, pool, deck, or patio.
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Conditional uses.[5]
(1) 
General.
(a) 
The Town Board may issue a conditional use permit for a proposed land use identified in this Subsection D if the proposed land use meets applicable conditions under this section. The Town Board shall follow the procedures described in § 275-77, Conditional uses.
(b) 
Before issuing a conditional use permit under Subsection D(1)(a), the Town Board shall determine in writing that the proposed use meets applicable conditions under this section. The Town Board may issue the permit subject to any additional conditions which the Town Board deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
(2) 
Certain agricultural and agriculture-related conditional uses.
(a) 
The Town Board may issue a conditional use permit for the certain agricultural and agriculture-related uses under Subsection D(2)(b) if all of the following apply:
[1] 
The use supports agricultural uses in the Agricultural Farmland Preservation District in direct and significant ways and is more suited to a Agricultural Farmland Preservation District than to an industrial or commercial zoning district.
[2] 
The use and its location in the Agricultural Farmland Preservation District are consistent with the purposes of the Agricultural Farmland Preservation District.
[3] 
The use and its location in the Agricultural Farmland Preservation District are reasonable and appropriate, considering alternative locations, or are specifically approved under state or federal law.
[4] 
The use is reasonably designed to minimize conversion of land, at and around the use site, from agricultural use or open space use.
[5] 
The use does not substantially impair or limit the current or future agricultural use of other protected farmland.
[6] 
Construction damage to land remaining in agricultural use is minimized and repaired to the extent feasible.
(b) 
Certain agriculture-related conditional uses include:
[1] 
A grain warehouse, potato warehouse, or other warehouse that stores raw agricultural commodities received from farms.
[2] 
A dairy plant that processes or handles milk from farms.
[3] 
A meat slaughter establishment.
[4] 
A food processing plant that processes raw agricultural commodities received from farms.
[5] 
A feed mill or rendering plant that processes raw agricultural commodities or agricultural by-products received directly from farms or supplies animal feed directly to farms.
[6] 
An ethanol plant, bio-diesel plant, communal manure digester, pelletizing plant or other facility that processes raw agricultural commodities, agricultural by-products or agricultural wastes (received directly from farms) to produce bulk fuel or other bulk products.
[7] 
A sawmill or other facility that processes wood or other forest products received directly from farms.
[8] 
A facility that provides farm inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides, seed or feed directly to farms.
[9] 
A facility that is primarily engaged in sale and servicing of farm vehicles or other farm equipment.
[10] 
A facility that is primarily engaged in providing agronomic or veterinary services to farms.
[11] 
Agricultural warehouses which do not conflict with agricultural uses and/or are found necessary in light of alternative locations available for such uses, or which are incidental to the farm operation.
(c) 
Other conditional uses.
[1] 
Airfields, airports, and heliports that meet Wis. Stats. § 91.46(5).
[2] 
Artificial lakes.
[3] 
Bed-and-breakfast establishments in compliance with Wis. Stats. § 91.01(1).
[4] 
Cemeteries that meet Wis. Stats. § 91.46(5).
[5] 
Nonmetallic mining (quarries, sand and gravel pits) that meet the requirements of Wis. Stats. § 91.46(6).
[6] 
A second single-family farm residence or a duplex that qualifies as for farm use as defined in § 275-31.
[7] 
A commercial kennel license that meets the requirements of Wis. Stats. § 91.01(1).
(3) 
Compatible infrastructure.
(a) 
The Town Board may issue a conditional use permit for a proposed use under Subsection D(3)(b) if all of the following apply:
[1] 
The use and its location in the farmland preservation zoning district are consistent with the purposes of the farmland preservation zoning district.
[2] 
The use and its location in the farmland preservation zoning district are reasonable and appropriate, considering alternative locations, or are specifically approved under state or federal law.
[3] 
The use is reasonably designed to minimize conversion of land, at and around the site of the use, from agricultural use or open space use.
[4] 
The use does not substantially impair or limit the current or future agricultural use of other protected farmland.
[5] 
Construction damage to land remaining in agricultural use is minimized and repaired to the extent feasible.
(b) 
The Town Board may issue a conditional use permit for any of the following compatible infrastructure uses if that use meets applicable conditions under Subsection D(3)(a):
[1] 
Transportation uses, including rail facilities, and agricultural aeronautic facilities.
[2] 
Communication uses, including cell towers, antennas and broadcast towers.
(4) 
Government and nonprofit community uses.
(a) 
The Zoning Administrator may issue a conditional use permit for a government use, or for an institutional, religious or community use, if the Zoning Administrator determines that all of the following apply:
[1] 
The use and its location in the farmland preservation zoning district are consistent with the purposes of the farmland preservation zoning district.
[2] 
The use and its location in the farmland preservation zoning district are reasonable and appropriate, considering alternative locations, or are specifically approved under state or federal law.
[3] 
The use is reasonably designed to minimize the conversion of land, at and around the site of the use, from agricultural use or open space use.
[4] 
The use does not substantially impair or limit the current or future agricultural use of other protected farmland.
[5] 
Construction damage to land remaining in agricultural use is minimized and repaired, to the extent feasible.
(b) 
Government and nonprofit community conditional uses include:
[1] 
Fire stations, police stations, post offices, and other government administration buildings.
[2] 
Schools, colleges, and universities.
[3] 
Religious institutions, including cemeteries and mausoleums.
[4] 
Public parks and recreation areas.
[5]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
Parcel requirements.
(1) 
Area: 35 acres minimum parcel size for a single-family dwelling.
(2) 
Public road frontage: 300 feet minimum.
(a) 
Exception: Farm operator, parents, children, and workers of the farm operator may locate a single-family dwelling on a separate lot containing a minimum of two acres and 300 feet of lot frontage. A worker shall earn a substantial part of his/her livelihood from the operator's farm.
(3) 
Those residential lots of record as of February 1986 shall not be considered nonconforming.
F. 
Height regulations.
(1) 
Residential dwellings: 35 feet maximum, except as provided by § 275-13, Height regulation.
(2) 
Farm structures: 60 feet maximum, except as provided by § 275-13, Height regulation.
G. 
Building setbacks.
(1) 
Principal structure.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 50 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 75 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(2) 
Accessory building.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 15 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 15 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
H. 
Building size. Minimum size of a residential dwelling shall be 1,400 square feet, with at least 850 square feet per unit for a two-family dwelling.
I. 
Accessory buildings. Accessory uses shall conform to district requirements. In addition, no accessory building shall be allowed within the front yard or corner side yard setbacks for the AG-FP District.
J. 
Parking. Parking shall conform to the requirements as set forth in Article VIII, Off-Street Parking Requirements.
K. 
Signs. Signs shall be regulated as set forth in Article VII, Signs.
L. 
Other requirements.
(1) 
All future residential dwellings connected with the farming operation shall be located on a separate lot containing a minimum of four acres and 300 feet of lot frontage.[6]
[6]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Existing nonconforming residences located in the Agricultural Farmland Preservation District at the time of passage of this chapter may be continued in residential use and may be exempted from any limitations imposed or authorized under § 59.69(10), Wis. Stats., or § 275-66A, B, C and D of Article XI, Nonconforming Uses.
(3) 
Farm dwellings and related structures which remain after farm consolidation may be separated from the farm parcel on a lot containing a minimum of four acres and 300 feet of lot frontage if the structures existed prior to January 1, 2014.[7]
[7]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(4) 
Other structures or buildings allowed within the AG-FP District shall meet the requirements of the district and remaining articles of this chapter as determined by the Town Board.[8]
[8]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 6.010.M, Compatible infrastructure, and N, Government and nonprofit community uses, which immediatedly followed this subsection, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
M. 
Rezoning land out of a Agricultural Farmland Preservation District.[9]
(1) 
Except as provided in Subsection M(2), the Town Board may not rezone land out of a Agricultural Farmland Preservation District unless the Town Board finds all of the following in writing, after public hearing, as part of the official record of the rezoning, before granting the rezone:
(a) 
The rezoned land is better suited for a use not allowed in the Agricultural Farmland Preservation District.
(b) 
The rezoning is consistent with any Comprehensive Plan, adopted by the Town Board, which is in effect at the time of the rezoning.
(c) 
The rezoning is substantially consistent with the County Certified Farmland Preservation Plan.
(d) 
The rezoning will not substantially impair or limit current or future agricultural use of other protected farmland.
Note: By March 1 of each year, the zoning authority must submit a report (including a map of the affected parcels) to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Brown County of the total acres rezoned during the preceding year.
(2) 
Subsection M(1) does not apply to any of the following:
(a) 
A rezoning that is affirmatively certified by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection under Ch. 91, Wis. Stats.
(b) 
A rezoning that makes the Agricultural Farmland Preservation District on the Zoning Map more consistent with the Brown County Farmland Preservation Plan Map, certified under Ch. 91, Wis. Stats., which is in effect at the time of the rezoning.[10]
[10]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[9]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The Business District is intended to serve the retail service needs of nearby residential areas with a wide range of products and services for both daily and occasional shopping. The following regulations shall apply in the B-1 Districts:
A. 
Permitted uses.[1]
Antique shops
Art and school supply stores
Art shops or galleries, but not including auction rooms
Automobile accessory stores
Automotive service stations
Bakeries, retail
Banks and financial institutions
Barbershops
Beauty parlors
Bicycle sales, rental, and repair stores
Blueprinting and photo-stating
Boat showrooms and sales
Book and stationery stores
Business machine sales and service
Camera and photographic supply stores
Candy and ice cream stores
Carpet, rug, and drapery stores, retail sales only
Catering establishments
Child day-care centers
China and glassware stores
Clinics: doctor and dentist offices
Clothing and costume rental stores
Clubs and lodges, nonprofit and fraternal
Coin and stamp stores
Computer and data processing services
Custom dressmaking
Department stores
Dry-cleaning establishments, not engaged in wholesale processing
Dry goods stores
Eating and drinking places, including drive-ins and establishments primarily engaged in carry-out service
Electrical and household appliance stores, including radio and television sales
Electrical sales
Electrical showrooms and shops
Electronics shops
Employment agencies
Florist shops
Food stores, grocery stores, meat markets, bakeries, and delicatessens, retail sales only
Frozen food stores, including locker rental in conjunction therewith
Furniture store, including upholstering when conducted as part of the retail operations and secondary to the principal use
Furrier shops, including the incidental storage and conditioning of furs
Garden supply, tool and seed stores
Gift shops
Hardware stores
Hobby shops for retail of items to be assembled or used away from the premises
Household appliances, office equipment, and other small machine sales and service
Interior decorating shops, including upholstering and making of draperies, slip covers, and other similar articles, when conducted as part of the retail operations and secondary to the principal use
Insurance agencies
Jewelry stores, including watch and clock repair
Launderettes
Leather goods and luggage stores
Libraries
Liquor stores, packaged goods
Locksmith shops
Mail-order houses
Meeting halls
Millinery shops
Miscellaneous repair services
Miscellaneous shopping goods stores
Monument shops
Motor vehicle and automotive parts and supplies
Musical instrument sales and repair
Newspaper distribution agencies for home delivery and retail trade
Nursing and personal care facilities
Office machine sales and servicing
Offices, business, professional, and governmental
Office supply stores
Optician sales, retail
Orthopedic and medical appliance stores
Paint and wallpaper stores
Pet shops
Phonograph record and sheet music stores
Photography studios, including the development of film and pictures, when conducted as part of the retail business on the premises
Picture framing, when conducted for retail trade on the premises only
Plumbing showrooms and shops
Post offices
Publishing and printing
Radio and television sales, servicing and repair shops
Radio and television stations and studios
Real estate offices
Recording studios
Restaurants, including the serving of alcoholic beverages
Security brokers
Sewing machine sales and service, household appliances, only
Shoe, clothing, and hat repair stores
Shoe stores
Sporting goods stores
Studios, photography, dance, design, and artist-illustrator
Tailor shops
Taxidermists
Telegraph offices
Telephone booths and coin telephones
Ticket agencies, amusement
Tobacco shops
Tool and dye shops
Tool rental shops
Toy shops
Travel bureaus and transportation ticket offices
Used merchandise stores
Video sales and rental
Wearing apparel shops and accessories
Wood cabinetmaking
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Permitted accessory uses.
(1) 
Uses incidental to and on the same zoning lot as the principal use.
(2) 
Off-street loading areas.
(3) 
Off-street parking.
(4) 
Satellite dish antennas.
C. 
Conditional uses.[2]
Adult-oriented establishments (as regulated by Ch. 4)
Agricultural implement dealers
Amusement establishments, archery ranges, shooting galleries, game rooms, swimming pools, skating rinks, and other similar amusement facilities
Animal hospital, veterinary services, and kennels
Auction rooms
Bowling alleys
Building material product sales
Business schools
Car wash
Commercial parking lots, open and other than accessory
Communications and/or antenna towers (The application for a permit for a communication and/or antenna tower shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of § 66.0404, Wis. Stats.)
Construction offices
Contractor offices
Drugstores and pharmacies
Dry-cleaning establishments, employing more than four persons
Dwelling units and rooming units above the ground level
Express office and delivery stations
Greenhouses, commercial
Hotels, motels
Manufactured home sales
Museums, auditoriums and arenas
Motor vehicle sales
Nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores
Parking garages or structures, other than accessory for the storage of private passenger automobiles only
Recreational and utility trailer dealers
Residential care group homes
Schools, commercial, and trade
Shopping centers
Stables
Stadiums, auditoriums, and arenas
Taverns
Theaters
Undertaking establishments and funeral parlors
Variety stores
Warehousing, noncommercial or nonindustrial
Wholesale establishments
Other retail uses similar in character and the manufacture or treatment of products clearly incidental to the conduct of a retail business on the premises when approved by the Town Board
One single-family residence located on same parcel as business, and whose occupants shall be associated with said business
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Lot requirements.
Unsewered
Sanitary Sewered
Area
65,340 square feet minimum (1 1/2 acres)
21,780 square feet minimum (1/2 acre)
Public road frontage
175 feet minimum
120 feet minimum
E. 
Height requirements. All structures 35 feet maximum, except as provided by § 275-13, Height regulation.
F. 
Building setbacks.
(1) 
Principal structures.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 40 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 25 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(2) 
Sewered buildings.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 15 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 15 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(3) 
Accessory buildings.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 15 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 15 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(4) 
Setbacks of existing lots of record as of January 1, 2006, without buildings shall be determined by the Town Board.
(5) 
Setbacks on existing lots of record as of January 1, 2006, with existing or prior buildings shall be not less than the setbacks of the existing or prior buildings and shall be approved by the Town Board.
G. 
Building size. Dwelling units shall be a minimum of 1,400 square feet per family unit.
H. 
Accessory buildings. All accessory buildings hereinafter constructed in the B-1 District shall meet the district requirements.
I. 
Parking. Parking shall conform to the requirements as set forth in Article VIII, Off-Street Parking Requirements.
J. 
Signs. Signs shall be regulated as set forth in Article VII, Signs.
K. 
Other requirements.
(1) 
Additional structures and buildings allowed in the B-1 District shall meet the requirements of this district and the other articles of this chapter, as determined by the Town Board.
(2) 
The Town of Pittsfield does not allow registered commercial projects.
The following regulations shall apply in the I-L District:
A. 
Permitted uses.
Automotive body repairs, upholstery, and cleaning establishments
Automotive service stations and garages
Bottling company
Brick and structural clay products manufacturing
Building materials sales and storage
Cabinet shop
Commercial bakeries
Contractors, architects, and engineer offices, shops, and yards
Cosmetic production
Dairy processing plants for cheese and milk
Electronic and scientific precision equipment
Feed and seed sales
Food processing establishments
Freight yards, terminals, and trans-shipment depots (motor trucks)
Fuel and ice sales
Glass products production and sales
Hardware, plumbing, and heating equipment trade
Light machinery production: appliances, business machines
Lodges and offices of labor organizations
Machine shops
Manufacturing and bottling of nonalcoholic beverages
Miscellaneous textile goods and products manufactured
Municipal facilities
Parking lots
Printing and publishing establishments
Public utility and service uses
Toy and sporting goods equipment manufactured
Upholstering shop
Warehousing, storage, and distribution facilities
B. 
Permitted accessory uses.
(1) 
Satellite dish antennas.
(2) 
Uses incidental to and on the same zoning lot as the principal use.
C. 
Conditional uses.[1]
Air, motor, railroad, and water freight terminals
Asphalt products manufacture
Auto wrecking yards
Communications and/or antenna towers (The application for a permit for a communication and/or antenna tower shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of § 66.0404, Wis. Stats.)
Heavy machinery production
Paint products manufactured
Paper products manufacturing
Parks and recreational sites
Petroleum products, storage, processing, and sales
Planned industrial unit development
Plastic manufacturing
Recycling dropoff centers
Sewage treatment plants
Sign manufacture
Stadiums, auditoriums, and arenas, open or enclosed
Stone products manufactured
Woodworking and wood products
Other manufacturing, processing, or storage uses as determined acceptable by the Town Planning Commission and the Town Board
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Lot requirements per use.
(1) 
With public sewer.
(a) 
Area: 40,000 square feet minimum.
(b) 
Zoning lot frontage: 200 feet minimum.
(2) 
Without public sewer.
(a) 
Area: two acres minimum.
(b) 
Zoning lot frontage: 200 feet minimum.
E. 
Height regulation.
(1) 
Residential dwelling: 35 feet maximum, except as provided by § 275-13, Height regulation.
(2) 
All other structures: 60 feet maximum, except as provided by § 273-13, Height regulation.
F. 
Building setbacks.
(1) 
Principal structure.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 40 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 25 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(2) 
Accessory building.
(a) 
Front yard: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
(b) 
Side yard: 15 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear yard: 15 feet minimum.
(d) 
Corner side: 40 feet minimum from right-of-way.
G. 
Accessory buildings. All accessory buildings hereinafter constructed in the I-L District shall meet the district requirements and those identified in § 275-11, Building and uses.
H. 
Parking. Parking shall conform to the requirements as set forth in Article VIII, Off-Street Parking Requirements.
I. 
Signs. Signs shall be regulated as set forth in Article VII, Signs.
J. 
Other requirements.
(1) 
Additional structures and buildings allowed in the I-L District shall meet the requirements of this district and the other articles of this chapter, as determined by the Town Board.
(2) 
The Town of Pittsfield does not allow registered commercial projects.
A. 
The following regulation shall apply in the Conservancy/Floodplain District:
(1) 
The Conservancy/Floodplain District shall consist of those areas determined to be adequate to provide for the natural drainage of expected stormwaters, to protect the general health, safety, and welfare of the residents in the vicinity of such drainageways and to improve the aesthetic qualities of such areas.
(2) 
The boundaries of such conservancy/floodplain areas have been determined primarily through soil limitations as identified from the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Soil Survey of Brown County, Wisconsin, dated June 1974.
(3) 
These drainage and surface water areas exhibiting very severe limitations along with appropriate additional acreage to provide continuous and functional drainage corridors are identified on the Zoning Map titled "Zoning District Map for the Town of Pittsfield, Brown County, Wisconsin."[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Zoning Map is on file in the Town offices.
B. 
Prohibited uses.
(1) 
No commercial, industrial, residential, or agricultural structure or building shall be permitted in this district unless lawfully established on the effective date of this chapter.
(2) 
There shall be no filling or dumping of any kind or removal of soil necessary to maintain a stabilized stream bank unless written approval of the Town Board has first been obtained.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(3) 
No alteration of the watercourse shall be allowed without prior written approval of the Town Board along with all other necessary local, state, and federal permits and approvals.
C. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Parking lots, which do not conflict with conservancy or agriculture use.
(2) 
Canals and drainage ditches.
(3) 
Docks, piers, and boat landings.
(4) 
Bridges, provided they meet all necessary design requirements to safely handle surface drainage.
(5) 
Harvesting and raising of domestic and wild crops.
(6) 
Public facilities such as dams, power plants, underground pipelines, subject to Ch. 30, Wis. Stats.
(7) 
Other uses determined compatible and in the public interest by the Pittsfield Town Board, and which do not conflict with conservancy or agriculture uses.
D. 
Conditional uses.
(1) 
Accessory buildings that would be determined compatible with Article II of this chapter. In no case shall said building elevation be below the established flood elevation as determined by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources or other appropriate agency.
(2) 
Park, recreation, conservation and open space uses such as community parks, golf courses, driving ranges and associated improvements, if public (governmental) facilities or uses.
E. 
Interpretation of boundaries.
(1) 
Upon request, location of meandering conservancy/floodplain boundaries shall be done by a person or agency authorized by the Town Board and shall be based on scaling of distances from the Town Zoning Map along with other appropriate data and field observation.
(2) 
Where applicable, the crest of the drainage ravine shall be considered the boundary.