Single Family Homes

Single Family Homes

To apply for a new single family or two family home, the following documents are required to be submitted to the Village:

  • Wisconsin Uniform Building Permit Application
    All single family and two family home permits applications must also be submitted online through the Department of Safety and Professional Services by clicking HERE.
  • Contractor’s Certification or Home Owners Liability, including Cautionary Statement to Owners Obtaining Building Permits
  • Sanitary Permit Application (available at Marathon County) if utilizing private well/septic, or Permit to Connect Application (available at Village Municipal Center) if hooking up to public water and sewer
  • Roadway Access Permit Application
  • Erosion Control Permit Application, including a site plan showing the proposed structure and property line setbacks
  • Header size schedule for all headers in load bearing walls (if not shown on the plans)
  • A completed Wall Bracing Compliance worksheet. Wall bracing requirements must also be clearly shown on plans
  • Three sets of blueprints, including:
          A.  Elevation views of all sides
          B.  Floor Layout
          C.  Basement Plan
          D.  Cross Section
  • Documentation showing the residential basement floor elevation shall be no lower than 12 inches above the seasonal high groundwater elevation (§218-15(G))
  • REScheck Compliance Report. Completed Energy Worksheet. RESCheck is available at http://dsps.wi.gov/Programs/Industry-Services/Industry-Services-Programs/One-and-Two-Family-UDC.  Until further notice use version 4.6.2.0. DO NOT download Rescheck from the Dept. of Energy website. To show compliance with the energy code use 2009 IECC.  Submit a copy of the Compliance report, including the Compliance checklist and the Wisconsin Energy Efficiency Certificate. After you have obtained compliance, toggle to Wisconsin UDC 2009 and obtain the “Total Building Heating Load” Summary. Submit a copy of the loading summary. The Compliance Certificate must be completed, signed and posted in the home at the time of the final inspection.
  • Additional forms that need to be signed:
         A.  Erosion Control for Home Builders Form
         B.  Liability for Damage to Village Roads Form
         C.  Occupancy Surcharge Form

Zoning District

Front Yard (ft)

Interior Side Yard (ft)

Corner Side Yard (ft)

Rear Yard (ft)

SF Single-Family Residence

50

12

25

12

2F Two Family Residence

30

8

30

12

MF Multiple-Family Residence

30

8

30

12

RR2 Rural Residential 2

50

20

30

25

RR5 Rural Residential 5

50

20

30

25

AR Agriculture and Residential

50

20

30

40


*Affective January 1, 2018, all single family and two family home permits applications must also be submitted online through the Department of Safety and Professional Services by clicking HERE.


Required Inspections

Requests for inspections shall be made by calling 715-693-1176.  All inspections shall be scheduled by the contractor/owner with a minimum 24 hour advance notice. Construction may proceed if the inspection has not taken place by the end of the second business day following the day of notification. The following sequence of inspections shall be performed to determine if the work complies with the Uniform Dwelling Code.

  1. First Inspection - FOOTING & FOUNDATION.  The excavation shall be inspected after the placement of any forms or required reinforcement, and prior to the placement of the permanent foundation material.  Where damp proofing, exterior insulation, or drain tiles are required, the foundation shall be inspected prior to backfilling
  2. Second Inspection - ROUGH IN.  A rough inspection shall be performed for the items listed below before the work is concealed.  All work for rough inspections may be completed before the notice for inspection is given, provided the work has not been covered.The applicant may request one rough inspection or individual rough inspections. A separate fee may be charged for each individual inspection.
  • Basement floor area
  • General construction, including framing
  • Rough electrical
  • Rough plumbing
  • Rough heating, ventilating and air conditioning
  • Basement drain tiles
  1. Third Inspection - INSULATION.  An inspection shall be made of the insulation and vapor retarders after they are installed but before they are concealed.
  2. Final Inspection.  The dwelling may not be occupied until a final inspection has been made that finds no critical violations of this code that could reasonably be expected to affect the health or safety of a person using the dwelling.