Building Inspector

Town of Watertown
Building Inspector

John Moosereiner - 262-490-0277

Questions about Building Permits & Other Permits
For
New or Existing
Construction

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Please click HERE for new Uniform Dwelling Application for New Homes Building Permit for 2017.

 

Have Questions about Building Permits & Other Permits?

For New or Existing Construction

Town of Watertown

The Building Inspector is available at the Town Hall  (N8302 High Road) Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm.

He does NOT hold office hours during December, January, or February.

Phone: 262-490-0277

 A building permit is required for:

New Home. *

Additions to existing home. *

Deck.*

Fence.

Shed.*

Swimming Pool*

Signage.*

Any remodeling, including windows.

Attached/detached Garages.*

New furnace, air conditioning, water softener, iron filter.

Any other type of plumbing work.

Any type of electrical work.

You do not need a permit for items such as:

Repainting interior/exterior of building or home.

Installing storm windows or screens.

Installing gutters or downspouts

Obtaining a building permit:
A building Permit can be obtained, after approval of application materials from the Building Inspector located at the Town Hall at N8302 High Road.

Information necessary for the application:

Name of Applicant

Type of Improvement

Name and address of Person doing the work.

Estimated cost of material and labor.

Square Footage of Improvement if applicable.

Plan of building/improvement.

Additional information may be required depending on the project.

What if I don't get a permit?
Permits are required by town ordinances and state statutes. If a permit is required but not obtained, a fine will be imposed. In addition to the fine, the permit will still need to be obtained. Any construction that does not comply with codes or ordinances will need to be brought into compliance.

The main objective for obtaining a building permit is to assure that the structure is constructed according to the code requirements. This is done to make the structure safe from defects and assists in protecting current and potential future owners.

Do I need permits even if it's my house and I'm doing the work?

YES. Permits are required without exception. This applies to all homeowners and contractors involved.

Zoning Permits and Building Permits
Items above marked by an asterisk (*) require a zoning permit from Jefferson County. A zoning permit regulates sizes of buildings, structures, etc in relation to the lot size and lists required setbacks from property lines, roads, highways, and septic systems.

A building permit deals solely with the construction of anything and all of the applicable National and State Codes which the building, structure, etc must adhere to.

In addition to a building permit, you will be required to obtain electrical, plumbing heating and air conditioning permits if such mechanicals are to be installed.

Any electrical work must be done by a State Certified Master Electrician. Any plumbing work must be done by a State Certified Master Plumber.

This information is intended to be used for general information and is not inclusive. If you are not sure of your particular situation, please feel free to call the building inspector, John, at 262-490-0277.

Click HERE for Building Permits and Application Forms.

Click HERE for Specifications for Driveway Installation in the Town Right of Way

Town of Watertown

The Building Inspector is available at the Town Hall  (N8302 High Road)

Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm. He does NOT hold office hours during December, January, or February.

Phone:262-490-0277