Frequently Asked Questions
What are the fees for zoning review (e.g. re-zoning,special use permits, signs, etc.)
What is the zoning of my property, and what uses are allowed?
Link to Zoning Map to determine what zoning district your property is assigned to.
Link to Zoning Code to look up the allowed uses and restrictions that pertain to your zoning district.
What are the regulations for installing a fence?
Click here to download and print the Fence Factsheet
Fence permit application
The City of Menasha does not have available certified staff to locate property lines. To view property information, please visit the county website for which your property resides.
What are the regulations for building a garage, shed, or other accessory building?
Where do I get a sign permit and what are the costs involved?
In most cases, sign permits can be obtained directly from the Department of Community Development.
If your project is located in any of Menasha's historic districts, please contact us at 967-3650 or e-mail for submission information.
Sign permit fees are listed below. Please see our sign ordinance for specific information.
- Sign Permit Application
- Sign Ordinance (scroll down to 13-1.F)
- C-2 District Sign Guidelines
Can the city locate property lines for me?
The City of Menasha does not have available certified staff to locate property lines. For more information on how best to locate your property lines, please download the Property Lines Factsheet.
Can I see a plot map/air photo of my property?
This information can be found (for Winnebago County residents) on the Winnebago County website, or (for Calumet County residents) on the Calumet County website.
Step by step instructions on how to use these websites can be found in the Property Lines Factsheet.
I have been thinking about opening a home-based business. Is this allowed?
Yes, home-based businesses are allowed with a few common-sense regulations found in Title 13, Article G. See our business resources section for additional start-up help!
How do I submit a proposal for Plan Commission Review?
See our Submission Guidelines page.
How do I obtain a special use permit for a kennel license?
To obtain a kennel license one must first obtain a special use permit to allow the kennel on their property.
Note: A kennel license is for the commercial operation of a kennel and not simply to allow more than four animals to reside on a parcel.
Fill out the special use application and pay the $350 non-refundable fee. Staff will review the application and the application will then need to be approved by Plan Commission and City Council, in that order. Plan Commission and City Council will decide if the kennel use is compatible with surrounding uses and ensure that the surrounding properties will not incur any adverse effects from the approval of the kennel.
If the special use permit is approved the applicant may apply for a kennel license.