PERMITTING PROCESS FOR NEW DWELLINGS
The permitting process for a new dwelling in Douglas County requires:
- Obtaining a land use or conditional use permit from the Douglas County Zoning office
- A septic system permit (unless the property is served by a municipal sewer system) from the Douglas County Zoning Office
- A building permit from the town
WISCONSIN UNIFORM DWELLING CODE
The Code is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) Safety and Buildings Division, based on rules outlined in SPS 320-325. In rural Douglas County each town is responsible to assure the proper procedures are met. Each town has created an ordinance or resolution outlining the permitting process to include application, plan review, and inspections required in the Code. Plan reviewers and building inspectors may be state or municipal employees or private firms under contract with the town.
SPECIFIC QUESTIONS REGARDING UDC
Specific questions concerning the administration of the UDC within your town or village should be referred to the Uniform Dwelling Code Inspector of that municipality. Contact your municipal office.