Electrical Service Upgrade
Enlarging Windows and/or Doors
Adding a Fireplace
I Need a Permit...Now What?
Please follow the steps below to obtain the necessary
documents to submit for your residential alteration/addition.
Filled out in its entirety, signed, and dated.
Please include the name, contact details, and license numbers of the subs you are hiring. Sub-contractors must be licensed in Wisconsin.
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.
Floor plans can be hand drawn but please include labels with room use, room sizes, door sizes, and window size.
Remodels require both a BEFORE and AFTER floor plan.
Remember, if you are adding any square footage to your home, you are actually doing an ADDITION and should follow the Addition/Porch/Attached Garage procedure located here.
Copy of a Sanitary Permit or Occupancy Affidavit
(Not applicable if you have municipal water and sewer.)
If you are adding a bedroom or finishing 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.
Do I Need A Permit for My Project?
Each municipality varies by price and type of project as far as what is required for permitting, but you can assume that any project that changes occupancy, area, structural strength, fire protection, exits, light or ventilation is going to need a building permit.
To be certain, we encourage you to email our office with the details of your project, the cost associated with it (RS Means), and your address. That way, you will not find yourself in a non-compliant building situation and at risk of fines.
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.