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Town of Stephenson - Marinette County

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GUIDELINES FOR BUILDING PERMITS: (permit term -  2 years)
Sanitary Permit for Septic Systems   
Zoning Permit   (if 1000’ of a lake or 300’ of a river)  Marinette County:  715-732-7535
Parcel Number of property (see tax statement)
All Contractors Name and license/cert. number  (Plumber/Electrician must be licensed)
2 Sets of Building Plans and 1 Site Plan Showing Setbacks
Estimate of Total Building Costs
Type of Foundation and Heating System
Energy Work Sheets (Heat loss calculations)
Act 211 Electronic Signature Form
Non Tracking Road Signature Statement
Building Address
Deck or Garage square footage

SETBACKS:   (measured from the overhang)
Town Roads & County Highway- 63' from center of road
Sides: 25’ aggregate with minimum of 10’
Rear lot lines: 10’
State Highway – 110' from center of highway


New Dwelling:   (includes 7 inspections)
$350.00  plus .15 cents per square foot (finished)
33.00  State Seal
50.00  Each Electrical Inspection  (New Service)                                

Manufactured Dwellings:   (includes 3 inspections)
$350.00  plus .15 cents per sq. ft. for any new construction
33.00  State Seal if applicable
50.00  Each Electrical Inspection (New Service)
Install per DSPS 321.40 of State Building Code

Used Mobile/Manufactured Homes:  (includes 3 inspections)   $200.00
1 per parcel
Must meet 1994 HUD standards
Home Inspection and Sanitary permit required before permit issuance
Must be skirted within 90 days    Install per DSPS 321.40  of State Building Code

Relocate Dwelling:  (includes 2 inspections)   $200.00

Basement Only:  $50.00

Additions/Remodel:  (includes 3 inspections)
Up to 600 sq. ft.   $150.00      (add $50 if plumbing)
Over 600 sq. ft.    $200.00      (add $50 if plumbing)

Garages: $150.00  Must have site and construction plan.  Rough and Final Inspections required.  STORAGE ONLY

Decks, Sheds: $30.00
$25.00 for any inspection if necessary

Raze/Removal –  $30.00

Camper Permit:   $50.00 annually - Payable to Town of Stephenson
(If parked longer than 4 months in the year.   Must have Sanitary Permit from County-  Cost of Fire Number will apply)

Wood Stove: $10.00 - Payable to the Town of Stephenson

Fire Number: $25.00 - Payable to the Town of Stephenson

Driveway Permit: $25.00 - Payable to the Town of Stephenson

Variance: $275.00 - Payable to the Town of Stephenson

No permit necessary for any interior/exterior cosmetic improvements or any alterations to an existing building which shall not effect a structural change and which conforms to   all other building codes.  Ask your building inspector for verification.

Permit Renewal:  half of original fee

Starting without a permit – per town ordinance

Missed Inspections/Additional Inspections - $50.00 each

Plan Reviews, Early Starts, and Handicap ramps/Occupancy Permits – no charge

Check payable to: Nature’s Edge Inspection Agency or Jane Meissner 715-245-1708
Mail to: Jane Meissner W11954 Kitty Dell Circle Crivitz, WI 54114
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Building permits can be obtained on FRIDAYS at the Stephenson Town Hall,
11:00-3:00 pm    W11280 Cnty. X   Crivitz, WI   54114
or via e-mail, regular mail or by appointment
Contact Jane Meissner – Building Inspector-  715-245-1708