New 1 & 2 Family

Before You Apply

Contractors applying for permits to construct or alter one & 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)


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 Zoning & Inspections Technician at 262-532-8278 or request your silt fence inspection using the online form.


Living, Basement, Garage Area $0.30/sqft
Plan Review Fee $175
Erosion Control Permit $120
Refundable Building Deposit $1,000
State Building Seal $40
Occupancy Permit $50
Address Tiles $19.03 + $0.97 tax

Possible Additional Fees

PRD (Planned Residential Development) $50/unit
Sewer Impact Fee $2,837
Water Impact Fee $3,046
Park Impact Fee $2,404
Fire Impact Fee $1,741

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