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page updated 03/22/2024


Are you planning on building a new one or two family UDC dwelling (house, cabin, bunkhouse, shack, sleeping area, camping unit, etc.) or are you planning on doing an alteration or addition to a dwelling built since June 1, 1980 in Bayfield County, then you came to the right place.


As of March 1st, 2024 REM Inspecting LLC is contracted with Bayfield County to provide UDC permitting and inspection services in the following non-delegated municipalities.

  1. Town of Barksdale
  2. City of Bayfield
  3. Town of Bayfield
  4. Town of Bayview
  5. Town of Kelly
  6. Town of Russell
  7. City of Washburn
  8. Town of Washburn
  • How do I get a permit application?



  • What are the fees?


Once REMI has received the application and all supporting documentation then REMI will email you the base list of fees to be paid.

Other fees that may be charged on a project, but not limited to:

  • Plan review fee
  • Re-inspection fee
  • Milage fee / trip charge
  • Consultation fee
  • work not included in the original application.
  • credit card or online payment fee.
  • 1.5 times the rate for inspections performed on Saturdays, Sundays, State of Wisconsin holidays.
  • 1.5 times the rate for other than scheduled times, rush inspections, after hours, etc.
  • late payment fee equal to one percent per month of the outstanding balance or $15, which ever is greater.



  • REMI accepts the following payment methods:



Money Order

Online Payment at

Credit Card at

No application will be approved unless the application fees are paid in full.

No inspections shall occur until payment is received in full for any outstanding fees.


INSPECTIONS:      our website

  • The applicant or an authorized representative shall request an inspection from REMI via the online request form for each inspection when the installation is ready for inspection.
  • Construction may not proceed beyond the point of inspection until the inspection has been completed or any noncompliance code items are correct.
  • All inspection requests must be entered into the online REMI inspection tracking database via our website .
  • You can call our office 715-497-3458 and work with our customer service representative to assist you with entering your request into the REMI online inspection database.
  • A voicemail or text will not be accepted as the inspection notification. Do not ask the field inspector to set up the next inspection. 
  • REMI provides the following inspections:
    • SPS 320.10(3)(3)  Inspection types.
    • (a) General. The inspections described in pars. (b) to (i) shall be performed to determine if the work complies with this code.
    • (b) Erosion control inspection. Erosion control inspections shall be performed concurrently with all other required construction inspections. Additional inspections for erosion control may be performed by the delegated authority.
    • (c) Foundation excavation inspection.
    • The excavation for the foundation shall be inspected after the placement of any forms or required reinforcement and prior to the placement of the permanent foundation material.
    • If a drain tile system is required, by the local inspector or by groundwater levels in the excavation, the presence and location of bleeders used to connect the interior and exterior drain tile shall be inspected at the same time as the excavation.
    • Note: This excavation inspection may be used to determine the need for drain tile under s. SPS 321.17.
    • (d) Foundation reinforcement inspection. The placement of reinforcement shall be inspected where the reinforcement is required for code compliance.
    • (e) Foundation inspection. The foundation shall be inspected after completion. Where dampproofing, exterior insulation or drain tile are required for code compliance, the foundation shall be inspected prior to backfilling.
    • (f) Rough inspection.
    • A rough inspection shall be performed for each inspection category listed under subd. 1. a. to e. after the rough work is constructed but before it is concealed.
    • The basement floor area.
    • Note: The inspection of the basement floor area should include the following: any underfloor plumbing, electrical, or HVAC; any interior drain tile with base course required under s. SPS 321.17; the structural base course for the floor slab if required under s. SPS 321.20; and the underfloor vapor retarder as required under s. SPS 322.38.
    • General construction, including framing.
    • Rough electrical.
    • Rough plumbing.
    • Rough heating, ventilating and air conditioning.
    • All categories of work for rough inspections may be completed before the notice for inspection is given, provided the work has not been covered.
    • The applicant may request one rough inspection or individual rough inspections.
    • A separate fee may be charged for each individual inspection.
    • (g) Insulation inspection. An inspection shall be made of the insulation and vapor retarders after they are installed but before they are concealed.
    • (h) Final inspection.
    • Except as provided under subd. 2., the dwelling may not be occupied until a final inspection has been made that finds no critical violations of this code that could reasonably be expected to affect the health or safety of a person using the dwelling.
    • Occupancy may proceed in accordance with local ordinances if the inspection has not been completed by the end of the fifth business day following the day of notification or as otherwise agreed between the applicant and the department or municipality.
    • (i) Installation inspection. An inspection shall be performed on the installation of a manufactured home or modular home.


  • The Bayfield County Ordinance Section 13-1-107 include the following:

1.3 SCOPE. The scope of this ordinance includes the construction and inspection of

one- and two- family dwellings built since June 1, 1980.  The scope of this

ordinance also includes the construction and inspection of alterations and

additions to one- and two-family dwellings built since June 1, 1980. (©)9/30/2014)


Do you know what the difference is between an addition and an alteration:

Addition is defined in SPS 320.07(2)“Addition” means new construction performed on a dwelling which increases the outside dimensions of the dwelling. things like a deck, pourch, bedroom, sunroom, etc.

Alteration is defined in SPS 320.07(4)“Alteration” means an enhancement, upgrading or substantial change or modification to a dwelling or to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and other systems within a dwelling.

Repair is defined in SPS 320.07(61)“Repair” means the act or process of restoring to original soundness, including redecorating, refinishing, nonstructural repairs or maintenance, or the replacement of existing fixtures, systems or equipment with the equivalent fixture, system or equipment.


  • Are Primitive rural hunting cabins exempt from UDC code requirements?? Maybe,

Primitive rural hunting cabin is defined in SPS 320.07(59p)“Primitive rural hunting cabin” has the meaning given in s. 101.61 (3), Stats.

Note: Section 101.61 (3), Stats., reads as follows:

(3) “Primitive rural hunting cabin” means a structure that satisfies all of the following:

(a) The structure is not used as a home or residence.

(b) The structure is used principally for recreational hunting activity.

(c) The structure does not exceed 2 stories in height.

(d) The structure satisfies any of the following:

  1. The structure was constructed before December 31, 1997.
  2. The structure results from alterations made to a structure described in subd.1.
  3. The structure replaces a structure described in subd. 1.


If you have an existing permit issued prior to March 1st, 2024 then you will have to contact Alder Engineering Corp. at 715.822.8537 for inspections on those permits.


We look forward to serving you during the construction of your project.

To GOD be the Glory