The Town adopted its Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 27 of the
Municipal Code) in 1990, which is on file at Town Hall along with
the offical Zoning Map. If the strict interpretation of the Zoning
Code creates a hardship, a property owner may request that the
Zoning Board of Appeals grant a variance.
You can find a copy of the entire Municipal Code on our website as posted
by the Town Clerk.
The Town of Grand Chute enforces many ordinances with Police
Officers, Building Inspectors, and Code Enforcement Officers. The
Code Enforcement Officer will typically enforce the nuisance,
signage, home occupation, and junked vehicle sections of the Town
Code using the following process:
1. Town records complaint.
2. The Code Enforcement Officer investigates the complaint.
3. If there is a violation, the Code Enforcement Officer
contacts the owner of the violation, their responsibility to
correct the violations, and a date to complete. If the Code
Enforcement Officer cannot contact the owner, the Code Enforcement
Officer will send the owner a written "Notice of Violation" with
information regarding the violation, their responsibility to
correct the violations, and a date to complete.
4. The Code Enforcement Officer revisits the site to check on
5. If the violation is not corrected, the Code Enforcement
Officer forwards the violation to the Police Department.
6. A Police Officer issues citations to the owner until the
violation is corrected. This can result in fines of hundreds or
thousands of dollars.
7. The Town Attorney may also prosecute the owner, which may
result in a trial before the Outagamie County Circuit Court.
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