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Building Inspection

 

Town of Oconomowoc

Building Inspection Department

Mike Sindorf- Building, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC Inspector

(All residential and commercial/industrial projects)

Phone #- 262-490-4141 (M-F 8-4) Fax #- 920-355-4091

Email: bi@townoconomowoc.com

(Note- No access to email outside of office hours)

Office Hours- First come first serve- T-W-T 11am to 12:30pm

Please allow minimum 24hrs notice for all inspection requests.

All inspection requests must be called in to phone number listed above. (Do not email or text requests).

THERE WILL BE NO OFFICE HOURS ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH

 

ZONING:

Our zoning authority for the entire Town of Oconomowoc including the Okauchee area is Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use. A zoning permit is required when a structure or part thereof is located, erected, moved, reconstructed, extended, enlarged, converted or structurally altered. This zoning permit is required before a building permit can be issued. Please call 262-548-7790 and ask for the ‘Planner of the Day’, they are available Tuesdays through Fridays. They also provide size and setback requirements for all buildings, sheds, decks, pools, etc.

Also, if you have questions on landscape projects, retaining walls, or patios, please call the zoning as they are the authority for the regulations on those items. For more zoning information including applications, please click Here.

PRELIMINARY SITE EVALUATION (PSE):

For any new structure, shed, deck, pool, etc. in an area not served by municipal sewer, you must also contact the sanitarian for a PSE at Waukesha County Environmental- 262-896-8300. For an application form, click Here.

WATER SUPPLY:

The Town has no municipal water service for any property. Most areas are supplied by a private well, however, some subdivisions are served by a community well.

The authority for private wells is the DNR Drinking Water Specialist, and they can be reached at 262-884-2356

NEW DRIVEWAY ACCESS FROM ROAD:

For new driveway access points or questions on paving, pouring a concrete driveway, or culvert information, please contact Sam Salzman in Highway Department at 262-727-7025.

NEW HOME PERMIT FEES- BUDGET NUMBERS:

-Building Permit- Base fee of $600 plus $.40/sq. ft. for ALL floor areas- basement, 1st floor, 2nd floor, garage, etc. no matter if finished or unfinished. This covers building, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, review, state seal, erosion control, etc.

-Occupancy/Road Bond- $2,000.00 (refundable at time of final occupancy)

-Fire number sign- $50.00

-Driveway access permit (when necessary)- $100.00

-Sewer impact fee for Baypoint/Westshore- $11,091.00 for 2018

-Zoning permit required- Call 262-548-7790 and ask for the ‘Planner of the Day” for the cost.

-Grading plan approval needed for some subdivisions/properties by Town Engineer for a small additional fee.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR NEW HOME:

Act 211 is now in effect. Here is the info for new 1 and 2 family homes you must follow. Click Here.

2 sets of detailed construction plans. Please include worksheet and all wall bracing details per SPS 321.25 including WSP locations marked on the plans. For the ‘How To’ guide, click Here. For worksheet, click Here. For wall bracing FAQ’s, click Here.

3 copies of Surveys (include grading plan and erosion control locations). Please include elevation for top of basement floor.

1 Heat/Loss/Calculation per 2009 IECC.

1 copy of Sanitary permit unless served by municipal sewer. Please include application form showing number of bedrooms.

1 Uniform Building Permit Application (Generic State Form).  Download permit at the bottom of the page.

1 Zoning Permit- Call 262-548-7790 and ask for the Planner. Zoning permit will be mailed to my office after being issued.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR ADDITIONS, SHEDS, DECKS, ETC.:

2 sets of detailed construction plans. For house additions only, please include all wall bracing details per SPS 321.25 including WSP locations marked on the plans.

1 copy of PSE approval (Waukesha County) for non-municipal sewer areas.

Zoning Permit- Call 262-548-7790 and ask for the ‘Planner’. Zoning permit will be mailed to my office after being issued, while you receive a letter in the mail. I will contact you once I receive the zoning permit and have the building permit prepared for pickup with the cost.

Total cost of construction- material and labor for entire project for everything, as if done by a contractor.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR OTHER REMODELING PROJECTS:

2 sets of detailed construction plans.

If adding a bedroom(s), 1 copy of PSE approval (Waukesha County) for non-municipal sewer areas.

If finishing basement or lower level, please calculate total square footage of proposed finished area.

Total cost of construction- material and labor for entire project for everything, as if done by a contractor.

If a building is COMMERCIAL in nature, you may also need to file a NOI (Notice Of Intent) with the DNR for asbestos concerns. For contact information, click Here.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR FENCE PERMIT:

2 copies of survey or site plan showing where the fence is proposed.

Check for $50 payable to Town of Oconomowoc

General regulations: 3’ high in front yard, 4’ high in side and rear yard. Please stay a minimum of 3’ off property lines to maintain back side of fence without going onto neighboring property.

Fence variances must go through plan commission. Extra fees apply.

If installing a wood type fence, the ‘good side’ (if applicable) shall face the neighboring property.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR RAZING PERMIT:

2 copies of survey or site plan showing what buildings are being removed.

Utility disconnect letters (Gas and Electric). If served by municipal sewer, a separate plumbing permit is required by licensed contractor to cap/abandon sewer. If Septic system present, it shall be properly abandoned by State Plumbing/POWTS requirements.

1 copy of Asbestos testing report.

1 copy of Asbestos abatement report (If necessary).

Cost: Varies around $250 depending on total square footage of structure.

If a building is COMMERCIAL in nature, you may also need to file a NOI (Notice Of Intent) with the DNR for asbestos concerns. For contact information, click Here.

TO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION FOR A SPECIFIC PERMIT - CLICK ON THE DESIRED LINK BELOW

Building    Uniform Building   Electrical HVAC Plumbing Razing A Razing B

NOTE: No permits required for replacing roof shingles, re-siding or replacement windows and/or doors (same size or smaller) on any home. Larger windows and/or doors would require a building permit from the Town with the necessary detailed construction plans.

Wisconsin common deck building code: Click Here.

Wisconsin 1 and 2 Family Building Code: Click Here.

Wisconsin- All Administrative Codes: Click Here

Check to see if your contractor is properly/currently licensed with Trade Credential(s): Click Here.

Note: Contractors performing work on 1 and 2 family dwellings need both valid Dwelling Contractor and Dwelling Contractor Qualifier licenses.