When do I need a building permit?
Building permits are required for construction of any new building, an addition to an existing building, and for alterations and remodeling involving structural changes. Permits are also required for, but not limited to:
  • Accessory buildings
  • Decks
  • Driveways
  • Fences
  • Garages
  • Re-roofing
  • Re-siding
  • Swimming pools
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    1. Why do I need a permit?
    2. When do I need a building permit?
    3. Who is responsible for obtaining permits?
    4. Can I do my own electrical and plumbing work?
    5. Can you recommend a contractor?
    6. What if obtaining a permit was part of my contract and the contractor neglected to do so?
    7. Are short-term rentals, such as Airbnb or Vrbo, permitted in the Village of Shorewood?