Applications and Permits
One and Two Family Building Permit Application
The State of Wisconsin now requires that all one or two family building permit applications be filled out online. Complete guidelines and application materials can be found using the link below. No permits will be issued until the online application has been completed.
Standard Town of Algoma Permits
Note: Permits are required and must be obtained before work begins. Failure to obtain permits will result in the doubling of permit fees and possibly the issuance of a citation.
If you have questions concerning permits, please contact the issuing department listed below. For details on any particular permit, click on the appropriate link above.
Town of Algoma Building Inspection Department
Permits issued by appointment
Sanitary District #1
3477 Miller Drive
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Monday through Friday
8:00am to 12:00 noon and 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Winnebago County Zoning Department
112 Otter Street
P. O. Box 2808
Oshkosh, WI 54903-2808
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
A sanitary permit is required prior to any work being done on a sewer lateral. This includes the original installation of a lateral and any time a sewer lateral is disconnected. If a sanitary permit is needed it is required to be issued prior to the issuance of any other permits.
A building permit is required for the construction of any structure, sign or anytime more than $500.00 in work is going to be done to an existing building or any work that will affect the type of occupancy, area of structure, structural strength, natural light requirements or exits from a building. Permits for fences, pool, decks and storage sheds are issued by Winnebago County Zoning. If a sanitary permit is required, it needs to be obtained prior to this permit being issued.
Please click on the link for a printout of the Building Permit: Building Permit
A electrical permit is required to perform any electrical work. The only exception is the replacement of existing fixtures with the same type of fixture.
Please click on the link for a printout of the Electrical Permit: Electrical Permit
If a sanitary permit is required it must be obtained prior to the issuance of this permit. A plumbing permit is required any time work is done to the plumbing system. This includes the water distribution and drain & vent pipes. The only exception is for the replacement of plumbing fixtures that does not involve the relocation of water, drain or vent pipes. Note: Replacing a water heater does not require a permit.
Please click on the link for a printout of the Plumbing Permit: Plumbing Permit
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Permit
A HVAC permit is required prior to installation, addition or alteration being to HVAC systems and their components. This includes replacing furnace, boiler and air conditioning equipment.
Please click on the link for a printout of the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Permit: HVAC Permit
Winnebago County Zoning Permit
A zoning permit is required prior to constructing, reconstructing, enlarging, extending, converting or moving a structure. This includes accessory buildings, decks, pools, fences and signs. Interior alterations do not require a zoning permit, unless it will affect the structure. The zoning permit will be issued by Winnebago County Zoning.
A demolition permit is required prior to demolishing any structure.
Please click on the link for a printout of the Demolition Permit: Demolition Permit
An occupancy permit is required prior to moving into or living in any structure. Failure to possess a signed occupancy permit prior to moving in will result in the loss of the Occupancy Permit fee. The permit is only issued after the inspection has been completed and the building inspector has found no health or safety violations.
A moving permit is required prior to moving any building within, into or through the town.
Driveway/Culvert and Work within Right-of-Way Permit
A culvert is required prior to constructing a new driveway. The Road/Drainage Coordinator will determine the size and length necessary. The owner is responsible for purchasing the culvert and endwalls and having them properly set.
All work done within the right-of-way requires a permit. This is to ensure that there is proper water flow.
Please click on the link for a printout of the Driveway Culvert Installation Permit: Culvert Permit
Please click on the link for a printout of the Driveway Approach Permit: Driveway Permit
Please click on the link for a printout of the Work within Right-Of-Way Permit: Work Within Right-of-Way Permit