Building Permit & Inspection

Prior to applying for a building permit, you are encouraged to become familiar with the Town of Vermont Comprehensive Plan, Dane County Zoning procedures and Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code.

 

PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • All new 1 and 2 family homes and decks and detached accessory buildings
  • Additions that increase the physical dimensions of a building
  • Alterations to the building structure
  • Alterations to the building’s heating, electrical or plumbing systems
  • All electrical wiring (new or remodeling)
  • All HVAC (new or remodeling)
  • All plumbing (new or remodeling)
  • Agricultural buildings
  • Commercial buildings

 

PERMITS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • Re-siding
  • Re-roofing
  • Finishing interior surfaces
  • Installation of cabinetry
  • Repairs deemed minor by Building Inspector
  • Normal repairs to HVAC and plumbing
  • Repairs to electrical equipment or systems (e.g. switches, receptacles or fixtures)
  • Re roofing unless a third layer of roofing material is added

 

*If uncertain, call the building inspector.

 

BUILDING INSPECTOR

The Town of Vermont building inspector is Tracy Johnson:

Johnson Inspection LLC, P.O. Box 127, Arena, WI 53503

Phone: 608-444-0372                 Email: johnsoninspection@gmail.com

All required building inspections must be performed by the Town of Vermont building inspector. The building inspection fee schedule as of July 11, 2016 can be found here*.

*Rates subject to change

Click here for a copy of the Building Permit Application or contact Tracy Johnson to request that an application be mailed.

 

RETURNING COMPLETED APPLICATIONS/SUBMITTING PLANS:

  • Applications may be mailed to:

Johnson Inspection LLC

P.O. Box 127

Arena, WI 53503

 

INSPECTIONS ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO CONCEALING WORK!

 

NEEDED TO ISSUE BUILDING PERMITS FOR:

NEW HOMES:

  1. 2 sets of building plans drawn to scale with elevations
  2. 2 plot plans of the land (showing elevations, distances to lot lines and building sizes)
  3. 1 copy of Dane County Zoning and Sanitary Permits
  4. 1 copy of Thermal performance Sheets (heat loss calculations) Res Check Software also accepted
  5. Applications to be filled out: Uniform Building Permit
  6. 2 copies of erosion Control Plan shown on a plot plan
  7. 1 copy of Dane County Zoning Permit and Township Driveway permit

 

ADDITIONS REMODELS: & ACCESSORY STRUCTURES

  1. 2 sets of building plans
  2. 2 copies of plot plans of the land (showing elevations, distance to lot lines, & building sizes)
  3. Site evaluation from the Dane County Health Department if living area increased by 25% or more.
  4. Applications to be filled out: Uniform Building Permit.
  5. 2 copies of erosion Control Plan shown on plot plan for additions only
  6. 1 copy of Dane County Zoning permit

 

COMMERCIAL:

  1. 2 State approved building plans and specifications as needed per COMM 60.12
  2. 2 copies of plot plan of the property showing all buildings located on it to scale
  3. Dane County Sanitary Permit
  4. Applications to be filled out: Uniform Building Permit
  5. Dane County Zoning Permit if needed