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Construction Permits and Inspections

A permit is required for a variety of building, electrical, plumbing and HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning projects including and not limited to renovations, additions, improvements, upgrading or replacing your roof, hot water heater, decks, and all fence installations (new &/or replacement).

Permits are valid for one year. If the project is not complete by the expiration date, please contact the Building Inspector for an extension. Final inspections are required. Fees triple for for failure to schedule a final inspection.

Although contractors are usually hired to complete the work, it is ultimately the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure that permits were properly obtained prior to starting the work. Fees increase for permits obtained after work has started; work conducted without permits may be subject to forfeiture. Permit placards are to be posted and visible on the front of the building before work begins.   

Current Building & Zoning information is published on the Ordinances page. To view, print or download construction permit applications, click here.

DNR – Shoreline Erosion Control

Visit the DNR website: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Waterways/shoreline/lake_erosion.html

Property Assessments
Real estate and personal property tax assessments are maintained by the village assessor. For more information about the assessments process, view the Department of Revenue’s Guide for Property Owners.

Assessment and Property Tax History
Obtain assessment and tax information from the Racine County land records system at https://www.racinecounty.com/departments/county-treasurer/property-taxes

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