Screen Porch, 3 or 4 Season Porch,

Attached Garage, Etc.

Please  complete and submit all the the documents listed to obtain a permit for your addition, screen porch, 3 or 4 season porch, or attached garage.

1. Residential Addition Building Permit Application

  • Filled out in its entirety, signed, and dated.

2. Subcontractor List

  • Please include the name, contact details, and license numbers of the subs you are hiring.   Subcontractors must be licensed in Wisconsin.


3. Cautionary Statement

  • We must have this for homeowners doing their own work or hiring a contractor that does not have a valid Dwelling Contractor Qualifier License in the State of WI.


4. Floor Plans

  • Floor plans can be hand drawn but please include labels with room use, room sizes, door sizes, and window size.

5. Construction plans

  • Provide proper detailing of building dimensions, material types, spans, sizes, spacing.  In lieu of professional blueprints, the Building Cross Section Aid may be submitted.

6. Copy of a Sanitary Permit or Occupancy Affidavit

  • If you are adding a bedroom, you will also need to provide us with a copy of your sanitary permit showing how many bedrooms your septic is rated for. 

  • If adding a bedroom puts you over your septic rating, you will need to obtain an Occupancy affidavit from the County in which the project is located.

7. CSM (Certified Survey Map) or Plat Map showing setbacks

  • Your certified survey map or plat map (which can be obtained from the County) should show the setbacks for the property as well as any easements or pre-platted driveways. We want the official map showing setbacks.  If this is not available, than a copy of an email from the county you are located in listing the setbacks will suffice. 

8. Site Plan

  • If you are adding on to your house or adding anything on your property where nothing existed,  (i.e. changing the footprint) we need a detailed site plan .This should detail addition placement to the existing structure, any other structure locations, the well location, septic area, drainage easements, property easements, driveway location, utility placement and any other pertinent information.  All distances must be clearly labeled to determine if setbacks are met. This includes distances from the new house to any roads,  lot lines,  well, septic, driveway, easements and any other other structures   You may also show Erosion Control on this site map


9. Land Use From County

  • Pierce County-must obtain a Land Use from the county (with the exception of the Town of River Falls, the Village of Elmwood, the Village of Spring Valley, or the Town of Ellsworth ETZ zone ) if you are adding anything outside of the walls of your home

  • St. Croix County-If you are building in St. Croix County (with the exception of the Village of Baldwin, the Village of Spring Valley, the Village of Wilson, and the Town of St. Joseph)  we will need a copy of your issued Land Use Permit or documentation that one is not required.    The documentation can be a copy of an email.  

  • Town of St. Joseph-If you are building in the Town of St. Joseph, you must obtain a Interim Zoning Exception Waiver from the Township.

Did you know?

RS Means is a division of Reed Business Information that provides cost information to the construction industry so contractors in the industry can provide accurate estimates and projections for their project costs.

There are other free websites that can also help you evaluate the cost of your job.