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Executive Director: Chuck Lamine, AICP  •  Phone: 920-448-6480  •  Fax: 920-448-4487
Physical Address: Northern Building - Room 320  •  305 East Walnut Street  •  Green Bay  •  WI  •  54301  •  Map
Mailing Address: 305 E. Walnut St., Room 320  •  P.O. Box 23600  •  Green Bay, WI, 54305-3600
Office Hours: Monday - Friday  •  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Welcome to the Planning and Land Services (PALS) Department

The purpose of the Brown County Planning and Land Services Department is to provide planning, education, regulatory enforcement, and accurate and accessible land and property ownership information.  In accordance with existing and future needs, the department promotes public health, welfare, safety, order, convenience, efficiency, and economy and resource protection in Brown County. In addition, PALS also provides information and assistance related to housing.  

Divisions and Responsibilities

HousingThe Housing division oversees the Housing Choice Voucher program and housing revenue bonds, provides down payment and closing cost assistance to qualified potential home buyers, and administers the Northeastern Wiscosnin Housing Rehabilitation CDBG Loan Program. 
Land Information OfficeThe Land Information Office designs, coordinates, implements, and maintains land information using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for all county departments as well as coordinates services and products with local municipalities, state government, and other outside agencies.
PlanningThe Planning division includes six planning areas: Economic Development, Housing, Land Use, Local Assistance, Natural Resources, and Transportation. The Brown County Comprehensive Plan - A Vision for Great Communities provides guidance for planning activities.
Property ListingThe Property Listing division carries out statutory duties to create and maintain a current property listing file and mapping system which accurately displays the ownership, mailing address, taxing status, geographic location, enclosed area, and map of every tax parcel of land within the County. The department also carries out the statutory duties to maintain the Public Land Survey system and file, index and maintain the survey and monument records within the County for retrieval purposes.
ZoningThe Zoning division is authorized to issue sanitary and shoreland permits to assure conformance with code requirements. The department also administers and issues permits for the non-metallic mining reclamation program to ensure compliance with State administrative code.