Zoning in the City of De Pere

The Zoning Ordinance of the City of De Pere is adopted for the following purposes: To lessen congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire, panic, and other dangers; to promote and to protect the public health, safety, comfort, convenience, and general welfare; to provide adequate standards of light, air, and open space; to prevent the overcrowding of land, to avoid undue concentration of population; to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewage, schools, parks, and other public requirements; and to foster a more rational pattern of relationship between residential, business, commercial, and manufacturing uses for the mutual benefit of all.

What is Zoning?

Zoning regulates the use of land in the City of De Pere, which is important to ensure that incompatible land uses are avoided and that potential impacts to other land uses are limited. Zoning is accomplished by designating zoning districts to different parts of the City.

Within each zoning district, certain land uses are permitted and other land uses are restricted. The Zoning Ordinance lists the permitted uses in each district along with other require­ments such as minimum lot size, building setbacks and maximum building heights. To find out more about the City’s Zoning Ordinance, visit https://www.deperewi.gov/department/photos/index.php?structureid=124 or call (920)339-4043 x2.

What is My Property Zoned?

To find out what your property is zoned, click on the below hyperlink. This interactive mapping site will allow you to search for your property and determine its zoning classification.


What are the City’s different Zoning Districts?

There are 22 zoning districts in the City of De Pere. The zoning districts are color-coded on the Interactive Zoning Map. Additional information about each zoning district is defined in the Zoning Ordinance.

  • R1-80: Single-Dwelling Detached District
  • R1-60: Single-Dwelling Detached District
  • R1-45: Single-Dwelling Detached District
  • R2-60: Two-Unit District
  • R2-45: Two-Unit District
  • RM-1: Multi-Unit District
  • RM-2: Multi-Unit District
  • MX1: Downtown Mixed-Use District
  • MX2: Neighborhood Mixed-Use District
  • MX3: Corridor Mixed-Use District
  • GX-1: Office-Residential Mix District
  • GX2: Neighborhood Office-Residential District
  • O: Office District
  • C: Commercial District
  • BP-1: Business Park 1 District
  • BP-2: Business Park 2 District
  • I: Industrial District
  • AG: Agricultural District
  • CON: Conservancy District
  • PI-1: Neighborhood Public and Institutional District
  • PI-2: Campus Public & Institutional District
  • PUD: Planned Unit Development District

Where is the Zoning Ordinance?

The Zoning Ordinance can be found in Chapter 14 of the City of De Pere Municipal Code. The easiest way to find the Zoning Ordinance is through an online interactive document using the link, below.


To request a zoning verification letter, click here.