When do I need a building permit?
Building permits are required to construct any new building, add to an existing building and/or make alterations involving structural changes. Permits are also required for, but not limited to, accessory buildings, fences, decks, swimming pools and HVAC. (For more information see the "Permit Types" page.)
Why do I need a permit?
The City of Cudahy adopts state and local building, plumbing and electrical codes to protect its citizens. Permits are required to track the work being done, and the permit fees pay for the inspections and record keeping of the city.
Who is responsible for obtaining a permit?
It is common for contractors to obtain permits; however, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to make sure that the required permits are obtained. It's always a good idea to check with the city about required permits before hiring a contractor.
Can I do my own plumbing work?
With the exception of owner-occupied, single family residences, all plumbing work must be done by state-licensed plumbing contractors.
Can I do my own electrical work?
The City of Cudahy requires that all electrical work be done by locally-licensed contractors who must first obtain permits.
What work as a homeowner can I do on my property?
All work other than electrical and plumbing can be done by homeowners. Please check for required permits. Permits must be obtained before starting any work. Plumbing work MAY be performed by owners of single family, owner-occupied dwellings.