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Geographic Information Systems Coordination

The primary objective of the Land Information Office (LIO) is to facilitate land records modernization in the spirit of our County Land Information Plan (CLIP) while fulfilling the obligations associated with the Wisconsin Land Information Program (WLIP) and the Statewide Parcel Map Initiative under the direction of the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA).  Along with those aforementioned obligations, a focus on spatial updates of existing layers of data in our geographic information system (GIS) for spatial and tabular accuracy will continue.  The LIO is in charge of coordination of our Geographic Information Web Server and provides support to other departments by providing maps, geographic data, and knowledge pertaining to geographic information and when needed will create new layers as needed for interdepartmental use and the benefit of the public.

 

Rural Address Coordination

The GIS Specialist is currently responsible for coordination of rural addressing in the County of Monroe. The address is significant because it enables you and other to communicate location. One of the more important reasons for having a rural address is to enable emergency services such as the local fire department, emergency medical service provider or law enforcement to find you, but it also allows for you to accept mail and package delivery and is often necessary in order to acquire various services at the site location.  Addresses are typically issued for structures or improvements to land but some situations may warrant that an address be issued for a site location.

On February 20, 2017 the Sanitation/Planning & Zoning/Dog Control Committee passed a motion adopting the Monroe County Addressing and Road Naming Policy.  This document modernizes our sign and placement standards and outlines administrative procedures, protocols, and pricing.  With adoption of the policy our administrative fees increased $5 across the board.  Our administrative fee for the determination, assignment, notification and procurement of a new address is now $15.  While the procurement of replacement rural address or address range signs is established at $5.  The administrative fees cover the costs of supplies (paper, envelopes, postage, ink cartridges etc.) and time to process the application and to assign a rural address in basic situations.

On May 24, 2017 the Monroe County Board approved an updated Rural Naming and Numbering System that in unison with the aforementioned Monroe County Addressing and Road Naming Policy govern the rural address duties carried out by the GIS Specialist.

Applying for a Rural Address

Rural Address Applications can be obtained through the Monroe County Sanitation & Zoning Department at 608-269-8939 (An address application will automatically be mailed to the property owner when a soil and site evaluation (perc test) has been completed and filed with the Sanitation Department.)

Information required for Rural Address application submission:

  1. Completed Application.
  2. An aerial photo or Certified Survey Map with location of access and the site or structure intended to be addressed clearly indicated. (Aerial photos can be printed from the County Website at www.monroecowi.wgxtreme.com ) Contact the GIS Specialist if you need assistance at 608-269-8698.
  3. County Fee of $15 for application processing made out to: Monroe County Sanitation & Zoning (exact change – no credit cards).
  4. Town Fee* (determined by each Town individually currently ranging from $0 to $75)

Address application process:

  1. The applicant obtains and fills out the form.
  2. The application is submitted to the Town Clerk along with segregated fees (Town fees* & County fees).
  3. The Town clerk or other designated representative records any information they need and forwards the form to the County GIS Specialist in the Sanitation & Zoning Office unless the town elects to be bypassed then the form can be sent directly to the County.
  4. The GIS Specialist will assign an address based on the map provided with the application and a final determination is made as to whether a second sign is necessary or a road range sign will be necessary.
  5. The rural address sign(s) ** will be ordered and notification will be shared with a local town designated representative and the applicant. It can take as many as 6 weeks for the signs to be made and delivered.
  6. Address signs are to be installed near the corner of the driveway and main thoroughfare. If you are required to have two signs (structure/residence located on a private road) the property owner is responsible for placing the second sign near the corner of the property driveway and private road.  This would also be the case if an address range sign is used.  Please call 811 before you dig.  Specific installation instructions may be provided by the GIS Specialist otherwise the Monroe County Rural Addressing and Road Naming Policy will dictate placement.

* The Town or their designee may charge the applicant or landowner reasonable and necessary fees for placement of addresses, cost of the sign, cost of the post or cost of a replacement sign or post. Such fee must be set by an official action of the Town.

** If the structure/residence is located on a private drive and/or private subdivision road the purchase and placement of two signs or possibly an address range sign is required per Sec. 11-72 of the Monroe County Code of Ordinances. Contact the GIS Specialist if you are unsure.

Contact information for the Town Clerks can be found in the Monroe County Official Directory online at: http://www.co.monroe.wi.us/departments/county-clerk/

Applying for a Replacement or Additional Rural Address Sign

A similar process to address sign acquisition is used with a somewhat simplified form that can be obtained from your local town or the GIS specialist 608-269-8698.  The County Fee is $5 and the Town Fee * is determined locally, currently $0 – $75).

Information required for Replacement/Additional Address application submission:

  1. Completed Application.
  2. County Fee of $5 for application processing made out to: Monroe County Sanitation & Zoning (exact change – no credit cards).
  3. Town Fee* (determined by each Town individually currently ranging from $0 to $75)

Replacement/Additional Address application process:

  1. The applicant obtains and fills out the form.
  2. The application is submitted to the Town Clerk along with segregated fees (Town fees* & County fees).
  3. The Town clerk or other designated representative records any information they need and forwards the form to the County GIS Specialist in the Sanitation & Zoning Office unless the town elects to be bypassed then the form can be sent directly to the County.
  4. The GIS Specialist will order the replacement rural address sign(s) ** and notification will be shared with a local town designated representative and the applicant. It can take as many as 6 weeks for the signs to be made and delivered.
  5. Address signs are to be installed near the corner of the driveway and main thoroughfare. If you are required to have two signs (structure/residence located on a private road) the property owner is responsible for placing the second sign near the corner of the property driveway and private road.  This would also be the case if an address range sign is used.  Please call 811 before you dig.  Specific installation instructions may be provided by the GIS Specialist otherwise the Monroe County Rural Addressing and Road Naming Policy will dictate placement.

* The Town or their designee may charge the applicant or landowner reasonable and necessary fees for placement of addresses, cost of the sign, cost of the post or cost of a replacement sign or post. Such fee must be set by an official action of the Town.

** If the structure/residence is located on a private drive and/or private subdivision road the purchase and placement of two signs or possibly an address range sign is required per Sec. 11-72 of the Monroe County Code of Ordinances. Contact the GIS Specialist if you are unsure.

Address Sign Do’s & Don’ts

 

Coordination of In Rem Foreclosure Avoidance Program

The LIO also reviews and handles requests to accept remnant parcels of land via quit claim in lieu of foreclosure.

Policy on Accepting Land via Quit Claim Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure for Remnant Parcels 2016 Amendment

FORM: Mutual Agreement for Monroe County to Accept Land via Quit Claim Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure Form

Any questions regarding these procedures can be directed to the GIS Specialist at 608-269-8698.

 

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