Where's My Permit???

You've got your design...you have your building plans....you may even have your materials...but where is your permit???   



               Well, that depends on you.

A building permit application takes up to 10 days to process once it gets in our office with ALL of the needed documentation and information.   That means if you take the time to carefully put together your application, you can depend on a 10 business day turn around.  We have all the information you need to put a  "complete" application together right here  on our website.

1.The first step in the building application process is  figuring out what municipality you are building in and who your building inspector is.



2. Determine the type of application you need and what documents you need to turn in with it.  

3.  Complete the application in its entirety and have ALL the documents needed before submitting.   We will not accept any applications with missing information nor will we hold applications for you.

4.  Submit your application.  New house applications or any application with extensive plans cannot be emailed.  You can either mail it or make an appointment to drop it off at our office. We will review your documents to make sure you are not missing anything.  Other applications can be emailed in their entirety to office@allcroix.com.  All documents must be attached to one email.  If you are notified that your application cannot be accepted because you are missing information, you must email back the entire application including all of the documents.  We do not save individual documents from any application.  You are required to get all of them to us at one time.

5.  Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.   WI Code SPS 320.09 (11) dictates that the inspectors have 10 business days to review a fully complete application. If an application is missing pertinent information, it will lose its place in the plan review queue and start over when the missing information is received.   Please refrain from inquiries regarding the status of your permit unless it has been 10 business days since submitting.   


6. The Building Permit must be issued (and paid for) prior to any construction, including excavations ( SPS 320.08 (1)).

7. Picking up your permit will fall under one of three scenarios:

  •       If your project is in a township other than Clifton, All Croix will contact you when your application is approved and ready to be picked up at our office in Hudson. At that time, you will also be given the cost of your permit and who the check should be made payable to.  (We can only take checks or money orders at this time.) Please Note: Due to Covid-19, payment and pick up procedures have changed.  You will be emailed instructions for paying for and  picking up your permits once the permit is ready for pick up.

  •       If your project is in Clifton, you will attend one of two monthly meetings to pick up your permit.  It is imperative that you have your completed application and supporting documents to All Croix for review  at least 10 business days before the meeting you plan to attend.  The Town Clerk will inform you of the cost and meeting times etc. Please note:  Due to Covid-19 the Town of Clifton board has suspended permit pick up at their meetings until further notice.  Permit pick up instructions will be emailed to you when your permit is ready for pick up.

  •      If your project is in a City or a Village, the City or Village will contact you when your permit is ready for pick up.  You will follow their process for permit payment and pick up.

7.  Once your permit has been paid for and picked up, you are ready to schedule the first inspection listed on your permit.


For more information on Wisconsin's 

Uniform Dwelling Codes, 

Building Applications and Procedures