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City of Amery Website:

Contact Person: City Clerk
118 Center St. Amery, WI 54001

Inspection Agency: REM Inspecting LLC

Inspector: Daniel Kegley


2020 Dwelling Building Permit and Process Checklist

Wisconsin Online Building Permit Application (NEW DWELLINGS ONLY)

Amery, WI Uniform Building Permit Application (FOR EVERYTHING BESIDES NEW DWELLINGS)

Erosion Control Regulations Checklist

Building Cross Section Aide

Who needs a building permit?

1 and 2 family houses, Commercial Buildings, All additions and alterations, Manufactured Homes, Decks, detached buildings or structures, re-siding, completely new windows or larger windows, .

How long is a building permit good for?

The project needs to be started within 6 months and completed within 18 months, i.e. 24 months

What building projects are exempt from a building permit?

Re-roofing and minor changes as deemed by building inspector (but it still may need an electrical inspection)


The fees are based on the current City of Amery's ordinance fee schedule, contact the city for exact fee amounts. Here is an example:

The permit administration fee is $500

Application assistance fee is $50 if needed

The Plan review fee $80/hr.

The new dwelling state seal fee is $35

other fees (i.e. credit card fee; re-inspection fee; post-inspection fee; late fee; etc.)

An inspection fee for a Residential or commercial property is determined by using the current ICC Building Valuation Data Cost x square foot per group / category.

EXAMPLE: A Residential home

Using ICC Feb. 2019 Building Valuation Data the inspection fee is calculated as follows:

  1. Group VB R‐3 Living area $0.46 x sq. ft.
  2. Group VB R‐3 Garage $0.18 x sq. ft.
  3. Group VB R‐3 Unfinished Basement $0.08 x sq. ft.
  4. Group VB S‐2 Storage building $0.23 x sq. ft.
  5. Decks and open porches $0.10 x sq. ft

The Inspection fee calculation is 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5

Minimum inspection fee is $160


Who needs an electrical permit?

All new electrical installation to include service panel upgrades

SPS 316.012 no electrical wiring project may commence unless the owner of the premises where the installation is to occur or their agent holds a permit from the designated inspection agency if the electrical project involves the installation of new or addition to any electrical service, feeder, or branch circuit serving any of the following:

  1. A farm.
  2. A public building, structure, or premises.
  3. A place of employment.
  4. A campground.
  5. A manufactured home community.
  6. A public marina, pier, dock, or wharf.
  7. A recreational vehicle park.
  8. non-UDC building or structure

How long is an electrical permit good for?

12 months

Who needs an electrical inspection?

SPS 316.013 [All] electrical wiring installations shall be subject to inspection   *Including electrical wiring projects not requiring a permit.

PSC 114.003 [All] utilities must obtain proof (Certificate) of compliance with Volumes 1 & 2 of the Wisconsin State Electrical Code before energizing a service.

How is the electrical permit and electrical inspection fee determined?

The fees are based on the current City of Amery's ordinance fee schedule, contact the city for exact fee amounts. Here is an example:

  1. The permit administration fee $100
  2. application assistance fee $50 if needed
  3. The Plan review fee is $80/hr if needed
  4. The inspection fee is $80 per hour (minimum of 1 hour) plus $1 per mile round trip per inspection.


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