Towns and counties may adopt ordinances to require permits for manure storage structures. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection oversees these local regulations under state statute Chapter 92. DATCP's administrative rule ATCP 50 spells out standards for manure storage ordinances. Local governments must submit these ordinances to DATCP for review, but DATCP approval is not required. All counties with significant agricultural activity have adopted manure storage ordinances.
Manure storage ordinances listed by county
Other Local Ordinances
Counties and towns may also require conservation practices on farms. DATCP and the Department of Natural Resources must approve these local regulations if they exceed state agricultural performance standards.
Local governments may regulate new and expanding livestock facilities. If they do so, the Livestock siting law requires that they follow state standards.