Residential Building Permits
Building codes regulate almost every residential building project a property owner undertakes and most projects require a building permit.
The homeowner or a contractor representing the owner may take out a building permit. When a permit is issued, there will be one or more required inspections. Final inspections are made for all permits. These building permit guidelines are for one or two family residential properties only. Contact a building inspector for questions regarding building permits for commercial properties.
New One-Family and Two-Family Homes: 2015 Wisconsin Act 211 is requiring online applications utilizing the State’s electronic permit system. The City of Sheboygan has elected to have applicants enter the permit data. The online application submittal by the contractor is mandatory starting January 1, 2018: verification.dsps.wi.gov/buildingpermit/application/Directions.aspx This will be required to be done before the City will accept permit applications.
Commercial Building Permits
Contact a Building Inspector to discuss building permits for commercial properties.
Additions and Remodeling
- Basement Remodeling
- Site-built home
- Swimming pool
- All other projects
- Building Permit Application
- Building Permit Fee Schedule
- Plan Approval Information
- Board of Appeals Variance Request
- Wrecking Permit
- Basement Rec. Rooms
- Deck Specifications
- Fence Specifications
- Garage (detached) Specifications
- Handicapped Ramp (Commercial)
- Handicap Ramp – Residential
- Swimming Pools
- Utility Shed Specifications
Contractor Licensing Information
EFFECTIVE MARCH 2015, Individuals working on 1 & 2 family residential homes, not accessory structures, who hold the required state credentials (Uniform Dwelling Contractor & Uniform Dwelling Qualifier) are not required to obtain a City of Sheboygan license or to have insurance on file with the City.