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Commercial Building Application Procedure




Please provide a copy of the following documentation when submitting your building application: 


  • Driveway Permit

​Exit to Town Roads; permit application needed from the township.
Exit to County Roads; obtain permit application from County HWY Department
Exit to State HWY; obtain permit from Wisconsin Department of Transportation – Eau Claire.

  • Sanitary Permit

Obtain through St. Croix County Zoning office (715)-386-4680 or Pierce County Land Management (715)-273-6747 by a licensed installer. If connecting to Village/City Sewer contact Village/City administrator.

  • Land Use Permit

(Note: A Land Use or Zoning permit is NOT the same as a building permit.)


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 or 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.  St. Croix County, Community Development email:

If you are in Pierce County (with the exception of the City of Prescott, Town of River Falls, Village of Bay City, Village of Maiden Rock, Village of Elmwood,  Village of Spring Valley, or the Village of Ellsworth or located in an ETZ zone)  you will get your Land Use permit from Pierce County Land Use and Zoning.   


If you are in a Village (other than the Village of Ellsworth) or a City, please contact the zoning administrator of that City or Town for information about land use/zoning permits.  

If you are in the Town of River Falls, please contact the zoning administrator of River Falls Township  or a Land Use/ Zoning permit.

If you are in the Town of St. Joseph, please contact the zoning administrator of the Town of St. Joseph.

If you are in the Village of Ellsworth or the ETZ area, All Croix Inspections administrates the Village of Ellsworth zoning as well as the ETZ.  

  • Village or City Plan Commission or Board approval

Please provide documentation of any plan commission or board approval.   ​If approval is not needed for your particular project, please provide documentation of that.

  • State Plan Approval Letter and State-Stamped Plans

If state plan approval is required per SPS 361.30 then bring a copy of state approved building plans along with a copy of plan approval letter from the state. You must have a copy of the state approved plans/letter upon submittal of building application or it will not be accepted.  

  • A Certified Survey Map (CSM) or Plat

​Obtain from County. Show lot dimensions, easements (public & private), location of project and any other buildings, wells and disposal systems (septic) on the property and all property lines. Include proposed driveway location and % slope.


  • Two sets of plans for any project located in a Town,  the Village of Maiden Rock, or the Village of Bay City.  We need three sets of plans for all projects located in all other villages or cities.

  • Variances issued by the State, County, Village, City, or Town

​Please include a copy with your application. Separate emails will not be accepted.


​Obtain from the DNR if disturbing more than one acre of land

Name, address, phone number and license number of all your contractors (General Contractor, HVAC contractor, Master Electrician and Master Plumbing Licenses.)

​Fill out all applicable areas including the CUBIC Footage measurements.  See WI State Code for the calculation volume below.

SPS 361.30(5)

Calculating total building volume. Total building volume shall be determined by calculating the cubic footage of space enclosed within the outer surfaces of the building's outside or enclosing walls and the space between the upper most surface of the roof and the underside of the lowest floor of a building. The outer surface of structures or portions of structures without enclosed walls shall be established by projecting vertical planes from the outer surface of exterior supports or columns. The total building volume shall be calculated on structures with interior supports by establishing a vertical plane projected from the farthest roof projection. Roof overhangs less than 24 inches from a vertical wall may not be included in the calculation. Total building volume shall include the cubic footage of space in dormers, penthouses, vaults, pits, enclosed porches, and other enclosed appendages to the building.

Electrical Inspectors
Early Start?
In some situations it may be possible to apply for a Footing and Foundation permit.  

A Footing and Foundation permit is for footing and foundation ONLY.  Any work done beside Footing and Foundation is work done without a valid permit and will be charged accordingly.  
The time to review a Footing and Foundation permit application is 10 business days.

For  a Footing and Foundation permit application, please submit the following documentation:
  1. Footing and Foundation Application
  2. State of WI Permission to Start letter
    Construction plans 
  3. Site Plan
  4. Approved Land Use Permit, if applicable
  5. Approved Storm Water Run-off Permit 
  6. Approved Sanitary Permit
  7. Any other documentation noted on State Permission to Start letter

This documentation above may also be required for the full building permit application.  We cannot share documents between files so please be prepared to submit duplicates to us upon application for the full permit.

Also, take into consideration that the full building permit reviewal will also take up to 10 business upon receipt of all needed documentation.
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