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PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS
Community Development > Permits and Inspections
Some frequently asked questions can be found below. If you have further questions or need assistance, please call our office.
Wondering if you need a permit?
Generally, permits are required for remodeling or alterations exceeding $500 per project, or if the work being done includes new structures or structural changes.
Who can apply for permits and what is needed?
Within the City of Wisconsin Rapids and the State of Wisconsin a licensed and/or certified contractor is required to request a building permit. However, an exception does exist that allows a homeowner completing work on his/her own home to complete the work without being licensed and/or certified.
How Do I Obtain a New One or Two-family Permit?
When are Inspections Required?
A variety of inspections are required for any permitted construction. The required inspections for each project are located on the issued permit. However, examples of the types of inspections that may be required are as follows:
What Codes and Ordinances Regulate Building in the City?
The following codes and ordinances regulate development in the City of Wisconsin Rapids.
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