Do I need a permit?

Most projects will require a permit.  Below are the top projects that require a permit.  If your project does not fall into one of these categories, please contact Building Inspection at 414-228-1708 for further clarification.

  • Furnace or Air Conditioner
  • Dishwasher or Water Heater
  • Roofing Siding/Soffit/Fascia
  • Basement Alterations
  • Interior/Exterior Alterations
  • Foundation Repair
  • Fence or Shed
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing (appliances, sinks, toilets, piping, sump pumps.)
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1. Do I need a permit?
2. How do my plans get placed on a Plan Commission agenda?
3. Who do I call for general zoning questions?
4. Who do I call for fence or deck permit assistance?
5. Who do I call for sign permit assistance?
6. Who do I call for residential architectural reviews?
7. Who do I call for floodplain related questions?
8. Do I need a fence permit to construct or replace a fence?
9. Who do I call for interior building modifications?
10. How do I obtain a site plan for my property?