Page updated 07/19/2021
To GOD be the glory
Town of Blackbrook website: townofblackbrook.com
Inspection Agency: REM Inspecting LLC
Inspector: Daniel Kegley
Who needs a building permit?
1 and 2 family houses, Commercial Buildings, All additions and alterations, decks, Manufactured homes, accessory buildings.
General Permit Requirement.
No building of any kind shall be moved within or into the Town of Black Brook and no new building or structure, or any part thereof, shall hereafter be erected, or ground broken for the same, or enlarged, altered, moved, demolished, razed or used within the Town, except as herein provided, until a permit therefor shall first have been obtained by the owner, or his/her authorized agent, from the Building Inspector or his/her designee. Prior to commencing any of the following work, the owner or his/her agent shall obtain a valid permit for:
a. New buildings, or where fifty percent (50%) or more of the fair market value of a structure is destroyed and it is being repaired or altered.
b. Additions that increase the physical dimensions of a building including decks.
c. Alterations to the building structure, cost shall include market labor value, or alterations to the building’s heating, electrical or plumbing systems.
d. Any electrical wiring for new construction; a permit is required when electrical service is upgraded.
e. Any HVAC for new construction, and which meets pertinent code requirements when replaced, upgraded or remodeled.
f. Any plumbing for new construction, and which meets pertinent code requirements when replaced, upgraded or remodeled.
g. Handicapped ramp construction.
Who needs an electrical permit?
Per the municipal ordinance all new electrical installation need an electrical permit and inspection, to include service panel upgrades, additions, alterations, extensions and so on. The electrical permit and inspection fees are in addition to any building construction permit and inspection fees listed below.
How long is a building permit good for?
How long is an electrical permit good for?
What building projects are exempt from a building permit?
Exempt are normal repairs performed in Subsection (a)(l)d-g. (but it still may need an electrical permit & inspection)
a. Replacement of in-kind major building HVAC equipment including furnaces, central air conditioners, water heaters, other major pieces of equipment, and plumbing, venting, or gas supply systems when altered. (but it still may need an electrical permit & inspection)
b. Window replacement, re-roofing and finishing of interior surfaces, installation of cabinetry, and minor repairs as determined by the Building Inspector. However, unless structural calculations are provided, no more than two (2) layers of roofing shall be installed on a roof. (but it still may need an electrical permit & inspection)
Additions of thirty-two (32) square feet or less do not require a building permit. (but it still may need an electrical permit & inspection)
c. Agricultural buildings in properly zoned districts (however, applicable zoning setback requirements shall be complied with). (but it still may need an electrical permit & inspection)
d. For any interior or exterior improvements or alterations to an existing building which does not affect a structural change. (but it still may need an electrical permit & inspection)
HOW ARE THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FEES DETERMINED?
BUILDING PERMIT AND INSPECTION FEES
- Application Administration fee is $50 per project
- Application assistance fee is $50, if requested
- Change fee is $50, for additions or alterations of approved permit or design or scope of work
- State of Wisconsin ‘New Home’ uniform building seal is $35 or current fee plus S&H
- Permit to start fee (Excavation; footing & foundation only) is $160
- New one- & two-family dwelling construction fee: (ICC Building Valuation Data Cost per group / category x the inspection fee multiplier x square foot) with an $800 minimum.
- New commercial/industrial building construction fee: (ICC Building Valuation Data Cost per group / category x the inspection fee multiplier x square foot) with a $1000 minimum.
- New construction deck, porch, pool, spa, hot tub, shed, garage, accessory building fee: $80 per inspection type for residential, $125 per inspection type for commercial/industrial.
- Number of inspection types to be determined by the inspector at plan review.
- Addition; Alteration; Remodel; change of use fee: $80 per inspection type for residential, $125 per inspection type for commercial/industrial.
- Number of inspection types to be determined by the inspector at plan review
- Fee for modular dwelling unit; shell only dwelling unit is 80% of number 6 above.
- Fee for manufactured ‘mobile’ home is $250 plus any additions such as deck, basement, etc.
- Penalty fee for starting a project without a permit is up to double the full permit fees
- Re-inspection fee will be charged at the same rate as the original inspection fee, $80 minimum.
- For a project that is not ready for inspection; does not meet the code; failure to cancel inspection at least one hour prior to scheduled time; storage or personal items blocking necessary inspection areas; no access to site and/or building will also be considered an inspection trip.
- Plan review fee is charged out at the hourly rate
- Any additional services requested are charged out at the hourly rate
- Regular hourly rate is $80 per hour, M‐F, 8am to 5pm
- Before or after‐hours; Holiday hourly rate is 1.5 times the regular rate
- Mileage Rate is $1 per mile, round trip from REMI office
- Reimbursement of expenses plus costs
- Municipality fee, if any, are in addition to any other fees
- Electrical permit & inspection fees are in addition to any building construction permit & inspection fees.
Click on ELECTRICAL PROJECTS at the top of this page to read more about additional fees for electrical permits and inspections.
Have other questions about permits; inspections and cost, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org