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Shoreland zoning attempts to protect water resources by regulating the activities on land adjacent to waterways. Wisconsin law requires counties to adopt and enforce zoning ordinances that meet or exceed the following minimum standards in unincorporated areas. Thirty counties have chosen to update their standards to make them more protective.
1. Lot size: In summary, § NR115.05(3)(a) provides:
2. Buffer strip: In summary, § NR115.05(3)(c) provides:
3. Setbacks: In summary, § NR 115.05(3)(b) provides:
4. Legal nonconformities: Under state statute, administrative code and case law, legal nonconforming structures are addressed in shoreland zoning ordinances: