Building Inspector

Building Inspection Building Inspector Contact Information:

Building Inspector, Mike Leifker
Phone: (920) 448-2803 or (920) 448-2800 ext. 107

Most construction projects require a building permit. Our Building Inspector is required to inspect projects to ensure compliance with the State of Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC).

The list below is not all-inclusive of every project that needs or does not need a permit. If you have any questions regarding whether or not a project requires a permit, contact the Building Inspector using the contact information listed above.

Projects that always need a permit 

  • Additions to an existing structure or building of a new structure, including but not limited to; additions, decks, garages, sheds, and fences.
  • Replacing an existing roof or siding.
  • Plumbing additions, replacements, or renovations.
  • Electrical additions, replacements, or renovations.
  • Electrical panel change.
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) component addition, replacement, or renovation.
  • Foundation Repair.

Projects that may need a permit

  • Windows Replacement- only if changing physical size of existing window or cutting in a new window. 
  • Fencing- only if installing new or changing out installed posts. Not required if re-finishing or changing a few panels.
  • Water heater replacement- only if changing location or switching heater type. 
  • Driveways- only if curb cutting is required. Please note that, if expanding driveway, it must conform to all setback requirements. 
  • Signs- only for new signs or for existing signs that are changing the size, shape, or location.   

The WI UNIFORM PERMIT APPLICATION is used for all building projects. This application and the list of fees associated with different projects can be found in the below links or obtained in person at the Village Hall.

As a reminder, please provide advanced notice when scheduling building inspections. 24 hours is the minimum required time to provide notice but a week is preferred so inspections can be properly coordinated.

Applications for building projects that need to go through special approvals, such as planned development district and site plan review process, can be found in the zoning department.

Building Permits & Inspections – Contractors are able to view, manage and pay for the projects online.  

 Building Permit Application and Information

General Building & Zoning Informational Documents

Assistance ProgramsInformational Document – Decks

Find out if you qualify for home improvement loans and programs offered by Brown County through the CDBG Housing Funds.