Do I Need a Permit?

Building permits are required for residential and commercial construction, additions, renovations and alterations, regardless of the project value. These projects include but are not limited to: detached garages, driveways (new and modifications to existing), fences, siding, storage sheds, swimming pools and decks. Permits are also required for certain electrical, plumbing and heating/cooling projects. For more detailed information, please contact the Building Inspector at 920-766-6325.

Other FAQ

What are the requirements for a utility storage shed?

One utility storage shed is allowed in addition to the detached garage and principal structure. The storage shed may be a maximum of 170 square feet, must be located in the rear yard, anchored to the earth and comply with all setback and lot coverage requirements governing a detached garage. Storage sheds 100 square feet and larger must have a concrete floor. Permit fee for a shed is $55.00.

What are the requirements for constructing a fence on my property?

Residential Fence Code Requirements – Requirements regarding placement of a fence on residential property varies with the location of the fence and the lot. (Corner lots have different requirements.) Generally, fences in the rear yard can be a maximum of six feet in height. For more detailed information, contact the Building Inspection office by emailing or calling 920-766-6325.

What are the requirements for detached garages on residential lots?

Requirements for Residential Detached Garages – Contact the Building Inspector at 920.766.6325  for more information.

What are the requirements for placing a swimming pool at our home?

Everything You Need to Know About Placing a Pool or Pond at Your Home– Contact the Building Inspector at 920.766.6325 for more information.

Do I need a permit to pour a concrete slab?

Residential Concrete FAQ – Permits and Rules – Contact the Building Inspector at 920.766.6325 for more information. As of July 7, 2021, new driveways and modifications to existing driveways do require a building permit.