Building Permits

Building Permits

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:

  • Repouring a cracked concrete or asphalt slab on the same area as before
  • Replacing old windows/screens with new ones of the same size
  • Replacing siding or roofing with no changes made to the structure or roof line
  • Replacing patio screens with new screens
  • Replacing an existing furnace, air conditioner or hot water heater with the same type and kind without any electrical, plumbing or ventilating changes
  • Repair of an existing outside well (repairs to wells inside basements no longer permitted by WI DNR)
  • Repairing or replacing less than 40% of an existing fence's length
  • Replacing doors with new ones of the same size

**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. **

Permit IS required to change or add structures:

  • Enlarging a concrete or asphalt slab
  • Replacing windows with larger windows to add more light
  • Changing a roof line when repairing a roof
  • 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 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
  • Installation of a new  well (DNR permit also required)
  • Installation of a new fence or repairing/replacing more than 40% of an existing fence's length
  • Replacing doors with new ones that are wider
  • Building a new interior wall or moving a wall when doing siding
  • 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**