Land Use & Resource Management

Notice: Government Center Elevator Replacement Project

The Elevator Project is underway with the elevator being taken out of commission this Friday, September 10th and will last into November. While the elevator is out of service, please plan on using the stairs as the primary access to the LURM office. If you are unable to navigate stairs, please call our main phone at 262-741-4972 to arrange alternative plans or accommodations when planning an office visit. Remember that fillable forms are available to complete most permit application work remotely.
Online Form Link

Further updates to the project completion schedule will be posted here.

Office Operations - Updated August 9, 2021:

LURM continues taking in-person submittals and meetings at this time.  Follow the news release below for details on the most recent health guidance.


Employees, Public to Wear Masks in Walworth County Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status

Based on recently updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC), Walworth County is now asking all employees and members of the public who are conducting business in County-owned facilities to wear face masks regardless of vaccination status when in public spaces or in contact with others. This change becomes effective August 9, 2021.

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The Land Use and Resource Management (LURM) Department is responsible for the implementation of the County's Planning, Zoning, Sanitation, and Conservation programs and regulations. 

LURM is located at the Government Center ("Old Court House", on the square in downtown Elkhorn). Our offices are located on the second floor, accessible via the center stairwell or main elevator.

Please contact LURM with any questions you may have. An appointment should be made before coming to the office if you may need assistance from our staff. Making an appointment allows each customer with the best opportunity to receive the service that is deserved. Our goal is to ensure your compliance with regulations and sound land ethics. We are here as a resource for you, to provide information, technical and when possible, financial assistance.

View Archived Permits

You can find information on approved permits using our online GIS program.  Launch the County's interactive GIS mapping system, OneView Mapping Application, to explore information available from a map.  This program allows you to view a variety of information about a property using a mapping system.

Alternatively, it is also possible to find permits related to a tax parcel using the permit database.  This system takes you directly to our "LURM Search" permit database, but you must know your tax key number to use this database.

Instructions for finding your zoning and permits for a property

Three Year Septic System Maintenance Reporting and History

Access the Septic System Maintenance Reporting and History online database.