Village of Park Ridge

Building Permits


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Please remember to contact Jim Zepp, Village Building Inspector, to find out if you will need any permits.  Jim may be contacted at jzepp55@charter.net or at 310-3157 after 4:00 p.m. for information regarding building permits.  Here are some general guidelines:

 

                                                                                  

No permit is required to replace or repair existing structures:

Permit IS required to change or add structures:

Repouring a cracked concrete or asphalt slab on the same area as before

Enlarging a concrete or asphalt slab

Replacing old windows/screens with new ones of the same size

Replacing windows with larger windows to add more light

Replacing siding or roofing with no changes made to the structure or roof line

Changing a roof line when repairing a roof

Replacing patio screens with new screens

Changing a screened patio into one that is weather proof, heated or has electrical outlets

Replacing an existing furnace, air conditioner or hot water heater with the same type and kind without any electrical, plumbing or ventilating changes

Replacing an existing furnace, air conditioner or hot water heater if: a) changing from gas to electric or vice versa, or b) changing the location of electrical, plumbing or ventilating connections to the new unit

Repair of an existing outside well (repairs to wells inside basements no longer permitted by WI DNR)

Installation of a new  well (DNR permit also required)

Repairing or replacing less than 40% of an existing fence's length

Installation of a new fence or repairing/replacing more than 40% of an existing fence's length

Replacing doors with new ones of the same size

Replacing doors with new ones that are wider

 

Building a new interior wall or moving a wall when doing siding

**Permits must be obtained before the construction begins and displayed during construction so they are visible from the street.  Failure to obtain a permit may result in a doubling of the permit fee and fines of $25-$1,000 for each day before the permit is obtained. **

Building any new structure (as defined under Village Ordinance 11.13, Section VI)

Any time electrical, plumbing, heating or ventilating systems are modified or added on to

**Always remember to adhere to setback requirements for all structures or additions**