Conditional Use

A conditional use is the use of a property that is not permitted outright in a zoning district, but could be allowed if certain standards are met. Conditional Use Permits (CUP) are considered by the Town of Vermont Plan Commission and then by the Town Board. If denied by the Town Board, the applicant has no further recourse. If approved by the Town Board, then the CUP must be forwarded to and also approved by Dane County Zoning.

In accordance with Dane County ordinance, the Plan Commission evaluates a CUP application using the following criteria:

  • The establishment, maintenance or operation of the conditional use will not be detrimental to or endanger public health, safety, comfort or welfare.
  • The uses, values, and enjoyment of the property in the neighborhood for purposes already permitted shall be in no forseeable manner substantially impaired or diminished by establishment, maintenance or operation of the conditional use.
  • The establishment or the conditional use will not impede the normal and orderly development and improvement of the surrounding property for uses permitted in the district.
  • Adequate utilities, access roads, drainage and other necessary site improvement have been or are being made.
  • Adequate measures have been or will be taken to provide ingress and egress so designed as to minimize traffic congestion in the public streets.
  • The conditional use shall conform to all applicable regulations in the district in which it is located.


Reference Documents

  • Click here to download the Land Use Intent Form.
  • Please also use┬áthe application checklist so that your form is submitted correctly the first time.

Please Note: You may, at any time throughout the zoning change process, contact the Town of Vermont Plan Commission Secretary at for information or guidance.