Land Use Contact Information

For specific information, please contact the following Washburn County or State offices:

Washburn County Zoning Office

P.O. Box 506
10 Fourth Avenue
Shell Lake, WI 54871

(715) 468-4690
Fax: (715) 468-4640

Information on zoning, private waste disposal (septic) systems, setbacks, lot size requirements, and land subdivision requirements.

Washburn County Land Records

P.O. Box 639
10 Fourth Avenue
Shell Lake, WI 54871

(715) 468-4696
Fax: (715) 468-4699

Available information includes legal descriptions, section maps, air photos, and names and addresses of property owners.

Washburn County Highway Department

1600 County Highway H
Spooner, WI 54801

(715) 635-4480
Fax: (715) 635-4485

Information and permits for culverts and driveways that connect to County Highways.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

810 West Maple Street
Spooner, WI 54801

(715) 635-2101

Information regarding docks, piers, riprap, in water boat houses, and other issues below the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM).

University of Wisconsin - Extension

850 W. Beaverbrook Ave. - Suite 1
Spooner, WI 54801

(715) 635-4444
Fax: (715) 635-4450

Information on resource development, farming, agriculture practices, home management, site design, and energy efficiencies. Water test kits for well water samples are available from this office as well as the DNR office.