What is the purpose of a Zoning Verification Letter?

Zoning is a legal mechanism which regulates land use and the type of activities allowed within a given area.  Zoning involves dividing the City into different districts or zones. Within each zone, certain types of activities or uses are allowed while others are prohibited. A zoning verification letter is a legally recognized document which informs commercial/institutional property owners, lenders and prospective buyers of zoning laws related to the particular site based on the City of De Pere's current zoning code and may even include past history of the site. To apply for a zoning verification letter, please click here to complete & submit the online application.