STEPS to Obtain Outbuilding, Shed, Detached Garage Permit:
Gather required documents #1- #10 (see below) to make complete application packet
Submit complete application packet via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be sent an email back stating it was received.
Wait patiently for permit application to be reviewed. The review process may take up to 10 business days to complete. (This timeline is dictated by state code and the countdown starts upon the receipt of a complete packet.) Plan accordingly.
Pick up and pay for your permit. When your permit is ready for payment, an email will be sent with the cost and instructions on paying if you are in a township. If you are building in a City or Village, the City or Village will contact you for payment and pick up.
Begin inspection process. To find out more about the inspection process, click here.
Do I need a permit for an OUTBUILDING?
Yes, in all municipalities contracted by All Croix except:
Towns of Erin Prairie
Town of Eau Galle
Town of Martell
Town of River Falls
Town of Salem
Town of Union
Note: A zoning permit from the County or some other type of permit may still be required in those towns that All Croix does not issue a building permit for.
Are you building a shed or an outbuilding with LIVING QUARTERS?
Any structure that a person sleeps in (even occasionally or temporarily) is a dwelling and must be permitted like one. Please see the process for that here.
(PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCEPT SINGULAR DOCUMENTS THAT DO NOT COMPRISE A COMPLETED APPLICATION.)
1. Copy of Land Use/Zoning/Conditional Use Permit
(Note: A Land Use or Zoning permit is NOT the same as a building permit.)
It is up to the applicant to make sure that all zoning regulations are being followed. This includes but is not limited to making sure there are not restrictions on what you intend to use the structure for, how many structures are allowed, the height of a structure, and the physical landscape of the lot (i.e. slopes, ponds, rivers, easements, protected areas....) Your building permit only addresses construction codes etc. Anything relating to the above is outside All Croix's responsibility. If you are unsure who to contact about zoning, click here.
2. Copy of County-recorded Certified Survey Map (CSM) or the County-recorded Complete Plat Map
Most properties have a certified survey map or are recorded on a plat map for the development. These documents can be obtained from the County Register of Deeds. This document may show the setbacks for the property as well as any easements or pre-platted driveways. If the property is part of a development, we need the complete plat map for the development (in order to see notes and the legend pertaining to the development.) We do not want the house stake out plan for this requirement. (The house stake-out plan, however, is sufficient for the site plan.) We want the official document recorded at the County that includes a legend. Note: It will have a stamped county seal. If your property is unplatted and a formal map is not available, it is your responsibility to contact the zoning administrator for your property for setbacks or any other information pertinent to zoning. If you are unsure who to contact about zoning for your property, click here.
3. Copy of Driveway Permit
If this is the first structure on the property in St. Croix County, you need one of the following:
a driveway application (if All Croix is the issuing agent,)
or a copy of an approved driveway permit or documentation stating a permit is not needed from the proper issuing agent. For more information, click here.