To apply for a building permit or for building permit inquiries please contact
The building inspector performs all inspections: structural, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC, including commercial properties. If you are planning on doing any work on your home, please contact Lee beforehand to make sure you are getting the proper permits. Contact him directly with questions, for general information, or to set an appointment. Lee also holds regular office hours at the Rochester Village Hall on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Effective January 2, 2018, all municipalities are required to be in compliance with State of Wisconsin permit requirements for new one & two family home construction. Permit applications for this type of construction will need to be completed online by following this link:
Although this is not a requirement for 2017, we are implementing this process to allow for both the Building Inspector and permit applicants to get used to this new system.
Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact the Building Inspector directly at 262-424-6957.
Building Permit Applications are available from the Building Inspector, the Clerk-Treasurers office, or you may download the forms by selecting the links below:
Building Permit Check List
SBD-5823 Uniform Bldg Permit Appl-R1-17
Driveway Permit Application
Electrical Permit Application
HVAC Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application Wisconsin Uniform Building Code Fee Schedule
2017 Village of Rochester Fee Schedule
Building Codes (for reference): WI Uniform Building Code
Rochester “Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical Code”
Rochester “Housing Code”
Residential Deck Requirements