Building Services

  1. Permits
  2. Inspections
  3. Demolitions

Important Notice

The following list of Building Services Department permits is not all-inclusive. This list contains common projects that require permits in the Village of Whitefish Bay. If you have any questions regarding a project, please contact the Building Services Department at 414-692-6690.

Owner Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the property owner or his / her delegated agent to procure the proper permit(s) for a specific project. The property owner is wholly responsible for any actions taken on their property. A permit must be applied for and issued prior to the commencement of any project. Failure to obtain proper permits will result in a four times permit fee.

Building Permit - Application (PDF)

Common list of projects that require a Building Permit

Project Type
Requires a Building Permit
Requires a Survey
May Require ARC Approval
Additions
yes
yes
yes
Exterior Remodels
yes

 
Remodels - Kitchen, Bathroom, Attic, Basement.
New cabinets, walls open to studs.
yes
 
 
Fireplace
yes
 
 
Foundation Repairs
yes
 
 
Fence
yes
yes
 
Decks / Porches / Stoops
yes
yes
yes
New Garage
yes
yes
yes
Demolition of Structures
yes
 
 
Roofing (any type of roof work)
yes
 
 
Siding
yes
 
 
Accessory Structures
yes
yes
yes
Window Replacements
yes
 
 
Any Structural Work
yes
 
 
Swimming Pools
yes
yes
yes

Electrical Permit - Application (PDF)  

  • New or Relocated Lighting Fixtures, Switches and / or Outlets
  • New or Replacement Furnace, Boiler, or A/C Units
  • Upgrade Electrical Service
  • Appliances (Dishwashers, Disposals, etc.)
  • Electric Water Heaters
  • Hot Tubs, Whirlpool Tubs, Swimming Pools
  • Baseboard Heaters

Plumbing Permit - Application (PDF)

  • New or Replacement - Sink, Toilet, Dishwasher, Disposal, Laundry Tray, Tub, Shower, Whirlpool Tub, Sump Pump, Water Heater, Water Treatment Systems, Laterals, Sprinkler Systems, on Demand Water Supplies.
  • Re-piping
  • Extensions of Supply or Waste Lines
  • Permit only issued to master plumbers

HVAC Permit - Application (PDF)

  • New or Replacement - Furnace, Boiler, Fireplace, Air Conditioner, Vent Fans, Air Exchange Units, Combined Heat And Air Units, Ductwork Alterations
  • Swimming Pools

Right of Way Permit - Application available at Village Hall

  • Driveway Approach, Carriage Walks, Lateral Repairs
  • Any other disturbance in the Right of Way

Dumpster Permit - Application (PDF)

  • Placement of Dumpsters on Village Property