Town of Forest

Town of Forest website:

Inspection agency: REM Inspecting LLC

Inspector: Daniel Kegley


PERMIT APPLICATION FOR detached garage or structure, shed, re-siding, decks, commercial buildings, alterations, remodels, additions, moving a building, existing building, etc.

PERMIT APPLICATION ONLY FOR A NEW HOME – Wisconsin Online Building Permit Application

Building Permit Checklist

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Erosion Control Regulations Checklist

Building Cross Section Aide

Who needs a building permit?

1 and 2 family dwellings, All additions and alterations, decks, Manufactured homes, structures, and accessory buildings.

How long is a building permit good for?

24 months

What building projects are exempt from a building permit?

Re-siding, re-roofing, other projects with a valuation of less than $5,000 (but it still may needs an electrical inspection, see electrical info below)


Permit and Inspection of Buildings and Structures

In General

  1. Permit administration fee $50
  2. application assistance fee $50 if needed
  3. Plan review fee $80/hr.
  4. State of Wisconsin NEW dwelling seal $35
  5. other fees (i.e. credit card fee; re-inspection fee; post-inspection fee; late fee; permit to start fee; etc.)
  6. A Land Use ‘Zoning’ permit, Sanitary permit, driveway permit and other fees may be required from the municipality and/or County before a Building permit can be issued, contact your local Town Clerk and County zoning office.
  7. Inspection fees for a new residential or commercial property is determined by using the current ICC Building Valuation Data Cost x square foot per group / category.
  8. Inspections fees for additions; alterations; structures; accessory buildings; mobile homes; etc. are based on $80 per inspection type per visit. For a list of inspection types see SPS316.013 and SPS 320.10 and SPS 361.41 of the Wisconsin administrative code

Minimum inspection fee is $160


Who needs an electrical permit?

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?

Permit and Inspection of electrical wiring

In General

  1. The permit administration fee is $50
  2. application help 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.
  5. Other fees (i.e. credit card fee; re-inspection fee; post-inspection fee; late fee; etc.)


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