The Land Use Controls Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Eau Claire County Code Chapter 18.60 Airport Zoning (see: Subtitle II). The jurisdiction of this chapter extends over all lands and waters within three statute miles of the boundaries of the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport. This chapter, designed to protect the approaches, airspace, physical, and hazard areas of the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, is adopted pursuant to Wis. Stats. 59.03, 59.04, 59.69, 59.694, 114.14 and 114.136. Eau Claire County has an agreement with Chippewa County to administer the program for those projects in Chippewa County outside the City of Eau Claire.
The Chippewa Valley has a vested interest in protecting the airspace around the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport. The airport is the air transportation hub of west central Wisconsin. The airport serves the community by attracting businesses and industry and contributes million of dollars annually to the economies of Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Dunn Counties and the surrounding regions.If you have questions about the Airport Zoning Ordinance and live within three statute miles of the boundaries of the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, contact Jared Grande, Land Use Manager for Eau Claire County, at 715-839-4743. If you live in Chippewa County, contact Chippewa County Planning & Zoning at 715-726-7940.