Brush Pick Up to Begin May 6: NOTICE 2024 TOWN OF DELAVAN BRUSH PICK UP SCHEDULE Brush pick up will begin the first Monday of the Month May through October (May 6 June 3, July 1, August 5, September 3 and October 7).  Please have brush out by the roadside by Monday morning. Crews are limited to 15 minutes per location. Pick up is for trimming of brush and trees, no fully cut trees (no bagged materials) Tree limbs cannot exceed six (6) inches in diameter Limbs must be 3’ in length or longer. Limbs shorter than 3’ can be dropped at drop off site. No foreign material in pile.  (No rocks, steel, wire, metal, lumber, garbage, etc.). No leaves, grass clippings, bush clippings, root balls or small twigs will be picked up.   TOWN OF DELAVAN DROP OFF SITE Located at 5621 Town Hall Road   FOR TOWN OF DELAVAN RESIDENTS ONLY (NO CONTRACTORS OR COMMERCIAL DUMPING)   Please register at the Highway Department or Town Hall prior to dumping.  You will need to show proof of residency when signing in (i.e., driver’s license, utility bill, tax bill, etc.)   HOURS ARE MONDAY – THURSDAY 7:00 AM TO 3:15 PM FRIDAY 7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM (CLOSED JULY 5) SATURDAY’S – MAY 4 – OCTOBER 5, 7:00 AM TO 11:00 AM CLOSED SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS LAST SATURDAY IS OCTOBER 5   The Town of Delavan drop off site will accept garden debris, grass clippings, leaves and brush. (Limbs cannot exceed four (4) inches in diameter) Will not accept stumps, concrete, logs or root balls etc.   WASTE OIL DROP OFF The Town of Delavan is now accepting waste oil to be burned for energy recovery in our Public Works’ garage.  Town residency is not required for this type of disposal; any waste oil is accepted as long as it’s free of antifreeze, gasoline, etc.  Waste oil can be delivered to the Town Highway Garage location during regular business hours listed above. Please register prior to drop off.   IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT OFFICE AT (262) 728-6411.    

Bldg Permit FAQ

Who do I Contact if I need a Permit?

Contact Joe Mesler at 262-728-3471 X206 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm or Call Joe on his cell phone 262-215-3711.

Please note that the Town of Delavan has a 10% Admin Fee, effective February 1, 2013. All Building permits are valid for 24 months (ie: two years).


Click Here for Building Permit Building Permit Application


Open Records Requests

If you would like to request any records, you must submit a formal Record Request. Please download and complete the "Open Record Request Form and return to the Town at [email protected] or at Town Hall.

There is a $.25 per page charge. Please see our FEES ordinance for more details.


 Delavan Planning & Zoning Permit Forms

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Amended Conditional Use Permit

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Conditional Use Application Packet

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Plan Commission Application

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Rezone Packet

For more information on Planning and zoning, please CLICK HERE.


What Projects Will I Need a Permit For?

  • Driveways -
  • All new buildings and additions to existing buildings.
  • Anytime there is a structural change to an existing building.
  • Replacement of roofing or siding, or changing window size.
  • Additions or repairs to porches, decks,  garages, pools/hot tubs, or storage sheds to a property.
  • Modifications to plumbing, heating, air conditioning, or electrical systems, including the replacement of furnaces, water heaters or air conditioners.
  • Alteration to room sizes or creation of new rooms.
  • For all new businesses.
  • For established businesses that change focus and/or location within the Town, a Plan of Business Operations form must be submitted to the Zoning Department for approval.

Click Here for More Details about Permits in Walworth County

What about a Fence?

A permit is not needed to build a fence but their are regulations for fences in the Town of Delavan (ie: Walworth County).  Fencing Regulations