Planning & Zoning

Mike Wellnitz

Zoning Administrator

The Zoning Administrator and Planning Board members are appointed by the County Board. Sheridan County Planning Board members are:

  • Kirk Budd
  • Dave Kayton
  • Steve Sanders
  • Marjean Terrell
  • Blaine Wilson

Sheridan County's economy depends primarily on agriculture. While we welcome any new residents or businesses, Sheridan County is designated a "Livestock Friendly" County and our zoning regulations tend to favor agricultural interests in the rural areas of the county.

If you are interested in locating in rural Sheridan County, you will find that we are easy to work with. If your enterprise is not agricultural related don't be discouraged. The zoning that protects our agricultural heritage also provides protection for other industries.


  • Zoning Permit - $25.00
  • Application for rezoning or amendment to zoning regulations text - $50.00
  • Application for conditional use - $50.00
  •  Filing of appeal to decision of Zoning Administrator - $25.00
  • Application for a variance - $50.00