Building Permit Application General Info
The first step in the building application process is figuring out what municipality you are building in and who your building inspector is. Please see All Croix's Service Areas page for more information.
Application Package Submittal Procedure
We can not accept any application packages with missing information nor can we hold partial application packages for you. Complete the application in its entirety and have ALL the documents needed before submitting.
New house applications, new commercial applications, or any application with extensive plans cannot be emailed; they must be submitted in our office. If they are submitted during walk-in office hours or with a scheduled appointment, the application will be reviewed to ensure it is complete (saving you valuable time in the plan review queue.) However, if you are missing items, you will be required to take your application with you as we cannot accept incomplete applications.
Other applications can be emailed in their entirety to firstname.lastname@example.org. All documents must be attached to one email. Please do not send picture files in the body of the email. The documents should be sent as attachments. 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 can not accept nor hold hold an incomplete application.
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.
WALK-IN OFFICE HOURS
Monday thru Thursday
1 pm to 4 pm
Other times by available by appointment only.
(Email email@example.com for an appointment.)
Types of Building Applications
You cannot schedule an inspection until the permit is paid for and posted at the work site.
Once your permit is picked up and paid for, the inspection process begins.
The inspections required for your project will be listed on your permit. It is the permit applicant's responsibility to schedule inspections (SPS 320.10.)
All permit applications require a final inspection before occupancy. Occupancy includes the storage of personal or business belongings, items, equipment etc.
Construction may not proceed beyond the point of inspection until the inspection has been completed.
It is the permit applicant's responsibility to make sure the inspection has been completed. An inspection report will be emailed to the address on file. If you do not receive the inspection report, do NOT proceed until you have it.
Inspection requests MUST be made from this website. We do not accept emailed requests or phoned in requests.
Inspections must be made by 12 pm the day before the inspection is wanted, anything requested for the following day after the 12pm cut-off time will automatically be moved to the next business day.
Only one inspection will be done per property per day so coordinate your subcontractor inspections (framing and RI's, in-floor and poly etc.)
All preceding inspection types must be approved before requesting a following inspection (i.e. the framing and RI's inspection must be approved before requesting an insulation inspection, etc.) Exception: A wall inspection request may be made before the footing is approved for new houses.
If you are not ready for the inspection during the scheduled window of time, or you don't have the proper documents on site, or if the site is not safe or accessible, you will be charged a "not-ready" fee.
The required inspections for your project are marked on the permit. Inspection types may include the following. Please click inspection type for more information.
Interpreting Inspection Results
The inspection report comes as an email. Keep these emails in an easily accessible place. They will need to be reviewed before requesting a final inspection.
The emailed report is the official written report. Sometimes communication relayed from a subcontractor onsite gets lost in interpretation. Please refer to the emailed inspection report for final determination.
The email is only sent to the applicant--not the inspection requestor (unless the two are one and the same.)
The applicant needs to communicate any additional corrections or requirements with the subs and follow up to ensure the corrections have been done.