Building Permits

Building Permit Application

BUILDING PERMIT FORM

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 [email protected] or at 310-3156 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**