Sample Ordinances


Bayfield County:

Douglas County:

Iron County:

Town of Sylvester, Green County:

Green County: 


Town of York, Green County:

Dunn County:

Manure Spreading, Pipelines, Storage and Transport​

Town of Decatur Manure Transport and Application: 

Town of Sylvester Center Pivot Irrigation Ordinance: 

Town of Sylvester Animal Waste Transport Ordinance:

Door County Model Land Lease:


Bayfield County Animal Manure and Center Pivot Irrigation Ordinance:

Bayfield County South Fish Creek Manure Management and Storage Ordinance (rejected by DNR and appealed by Bayfield County):

Town of Saratoga, Wood County Center Pivot Irrigation Ordinance:


Town of Saratoga, Wood County Manure Storage Ordinance (gives town inspection authority to protect public health and safety):

Center Pivot Ordinance -- PDF

Agricultural Waste and Process Wastewater Irrigation Ordinance -- PDF

Wellhead and Source Water Protection Ordinances

City of Bayfield, Bayfield County:

Chippewa County:

Town of Little Black, Taylor County

Town of Menomonie, Dunn County Groundwater Recharge Protection Overlay Ordinance:


Public Health and Groundwater Protection Ordinances

Town of Saratoga, Wood County Livestock Operation Ordinance:

Kewaunee County Public Health and Groundwater Protection Ordinance:

Bayfield County Large-Scale Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Ordinance:

Bayfield County Human Health Hazards Ordinance:

Bayfield County South Fish Creek Manure Management and Storage Ordinance

Town of Sylvester, Green County Amended Ordinance for Licensing Livestock Facilities & Adopting Additional Standards (rejected by DATCP in summer 2016):

Waushara County Groundwater Protection Overlay District:


Link to Code of Ordinances for Town of Casco, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin - see Chapter 11, Page 207.  Livestock Facility Licensing Ordinance 

Public Nuisance Ordinance -- PDF​

Other Useful Links

Socially Responsible Agriculture Project Kewaunee RAP Sheets:

Bayfield County LSLSC Findings of Fact:

Bayfield County LSLSC Presentation Series:

Source Water Protection Information:

Safe Drinking Water Act 1431 (page 4):

Property Tax Assessment Lowered Because of CAFO:

2016 Legislative Audit Bureau Report on the DNR's Wastewater Permitting and Enforcement:

Expired CAFO WPDES Permits as of March 2017:

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Article 6 Notification of CAFOs in the Great Lakes Basin (for more information, click here)  

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