A Land Use Permit is NOT a Building Permit
- A land use permit reviews only the use of the property and setbacks. A Land Use permit is required for all structures built or moved onto the property. The Waupaca County Planning & Zoning Office issues all Land Use permits. However, the Townships of Dupont, Fremont and Harrison have their own zoning and a Township zoning deputy will issue land use permits not in shoreland areas. In those three Townships, the Planning & Zoning Office does issue all shoreland permits.
- Your Township, City or Village has hired a Building Inspector to issue Building permits. This permit requires review of the specifics of how the structure is built and utilities are installed. Some projects will require a building permit. Consult this list to find your building inspector.
- A fire number/property address must be obtained from the Land Information Office (715-258-6496) before any permits can be issued. There is no fee from the County for this, but it is a necessary step for 9-1-1 purposes. For more information, click here.
- New or replacement dwellings and some additions require a sanitary permit or a system evaluation.
- A detailed site plan must be submitted including setbacks to property lines, roads, water bodies, septic system components, etc.
- Both sides of the application must be filled out completely and it must be signed.
- Fees must be submitted. See the current fees here. If construction has been started or completed before obtaining a permit, fees are doubled.