PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS
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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, or if the work being done includes new structures or structural changes. See the below fact sheets for a complete list.
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?
Wondering about the new DSPS requirements for new one and two family residential dwelling permitting?
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 found on the list below:
What Codes and Ordinances Regulate Building in the City?
The following codes and ordinances regulate development in the City of Wisconsin Rapids.
Need to contact an inspector?
If you have a specific building question, the inspector is available to answer your technical questions.
Wondering about private well permitting?
Any private well owner in the City of Wisconsin Rapids that also is connected to the municipal water supply needs to obtain a 5 year well permit.