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Cooperative Boundary Plans

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Mailing Address
PO Box 1645
Madison, WI  53701

101 E Wilson Street, 9th Floor
Madison, WI 53703

(608) 264-6102

(608) 264-6104


Cooperative Plans are the most thorough and complete method for developing boundary agreements in Wisconsin. Features include broad notice to area residents and jurisdictions, a cooperative plan for the agreement territory, a public hearing, a comment period, an advisory referendum if requested, and review by the Department of Administration. The Department may approve, deny, or recommend changes to a submitted agreement.

The Cooperative plan process also contains a mechanism enabling communities to request or petition their municipal neighbors to sit down to mediate their issues or disagreements and attempt to develop a boundary agreement. Refusing to mediate results in consequences.