New 1 & 2 Family

Before You Apply

Contractors applying for permits to construct or alter one and two-family residences must have both the Dwelling Contractor Certification and Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification issued by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Commerce-Credentialing.

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Information Required for Building Permit Application

  • Completed Building Permit Application
  • Digital set of plans legible and drawn to scale or dimensioned (one set must be developer-approved if in subdivision, letter from developer is also acceptable)
  • Original survey w/ stamp
  • Survey w/ erosion control
  • Signed & dated energy Analysis (heat calculations w/furnace model # and size)
  • Sanitary permit (if Required)

Note: Decks, patios, porches, etc. must be shown on survey and building plans provided if applicable.

Erosion Control must be in place and inspected before the building permit is issued. Contact a 262-532-4417 or request your silt fence inspection using the online form.


Permit TypeCost
Living, Basement, Garage Area$0.35/sqft
Plan Review Fee$225
Erosion Control Permit$120
Refundable Building Deposit$1,000
State Building Seal$50
Occupancy Permit$60
Address Tiles$24.02 + $1.20 tax

Possible Additional Fees

Fee TypeCost
PRD (Planned Residential Development)$50/unit
Sewer Impact Fee$2,561
Water Impact Fee$3,311
Park Impact Fee$3,833
Fire Impact Fee$0.00

Contact Building Inspection Department for additional information related to these fees.