Building Division

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.

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

Commercial Inspectors
Pat Eirich – (920) 459-3480
Jack Van Der Weele – (920) 459-3481

Residential Inspectors

Pat Eirich – (920) 459-3480
Jack Van Der Weele – (920) 459-3481

Permit Clerk
Traci Hermann – (920) 459-4064

General Information

When is a Building Inspection Required?
List of Contractors


Building Permit Application
Building Permit Fee Schedule
Plan Approval Information
Board of Appeals Variance Request
Wrecking Permit

Building Codes
Basement Rec. Rooms

Deck Specs

Fence Specs

Garage (detached) Specs
Handicapped Ramp (Commercial)
Handicap Ramp – Residential
Swimming Pools
Utility Shed Specs

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.