The Town of Buchanan, located in the southeastern portion of Outagamie County, is a unique blend of rural and urban development which was established in 1858. Darboy, as much of the Town is commonly known, is an unincorporated community. The Darboy name stems from a post office that was established in 1877 and named after French Archbishop Georges Darboy.
We have experienced considerable growth since our establishment particularly during the past decade, increasing from a population of 5,827 in 2000 to a population of 6,935 in 2015. Much of our development has occurred within the boundaries of the Darboy Joint Sanitary District, which was created in the 1980's to provide urban services to the newly developing areas.
The Town encompasses a land area of approximately 16.9 square miles or nearly 10,800 acres and shares a common boundary with seven other municipalities as a part of the Heart of the Valley. The Town's ease of access to major highways such as STH 441 and County Highways KK (Calumet St.) and CE (College Ave.) provides for a growing and desirable commercial and industrial area while also being easily accessible to our unique blend of urban and rural residences. Buchanan is a thriving and prosperous community that is "the place" for living in the Fox Cities. The community is known for its spirit of neighborliness, compassion, cooperation and mutual respect for all.
If you are doing business or looking to expand your business in the Town of Buchanan, use the following links to assist in your business efforts:
Building Code - Find information on all of Buchanan's Building Codes.
Comprehensive Plan - Find information regarding the Town's Comprehensive Plan, including proposed future land uses.
Developing in Buchanan - Find information on the Planning and Development permitting and approval processes in Buchanan.
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce - The Chamber actively works to promote and cultivate a thriving business climate while protecting and advancing the interest of the members and the community as a whole.
Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce - The HOV Chamber will assist new and existing Heart of the Valley businesses and communities in their endeavors to be successful.
Inspections & Permits - Find information on building licenses, permits and fees.
Maps & Future Land Use - View and download the official Town map and future land use maps.
Outagamie County Prosperity Fund - This fund is available in the form of low-interest loans for local businesses for gap financing of business expansions.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation - Find information on how the WEDC can help your business thrive in Wisconsin.
Zoning Code - Find information on Buchanan's Zoning Code.
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