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Building Permits

  • New construction
  • Additions and alterations (interior and exterior)
  • Garages (attached and detached)
  • Gazebos and storage sheds (new or replacement)
  • Decks (attached, detached, and decks around pools)
  • Rec Rooms and finished rooms in basements
  • Structural alterations (window/door header changes and changes in load-bearing walls)
  • Fences
  • Foundation repairs and drain tile work
  • Swimming pools (above and in-ground, new or replacement)
  • Gas fireplaces

HVAC Permits

  • Air conditioners (new or replacement)
  • Furnaces (new or replacement, including wood-burning supplemental units, stoves and fireplaces)
  • Commercial or industrial exhaust systems


Electrical Permits

  • Additions and alterations (including sub-panels)
  • Photovoltaic panels
  • Post lights
  • New sump pumps
  • Rec rooms and finished rooms in basements
  • Generators
  • New installations or replacement of the following:
    • service upgrades,
    • furnaces and permanent heating devices
    • air conditioners
    • dishwashers
    • garbage disposals
    • electric water heater
    • hydro-massage tubs, spas and swimming pools

Plumbing Permits

  • Additions and alterations (kitchens and baths)
  • New Installations or replacement of the following:
    • dishwashers
    • garbage disposals
    • fixtures (tubs, toilets, showers, sinks)
    • water heaters (electric water heaters need an electric permit)
    • water softeners
    • sprinkler systems
    • re-piping water or waste systems

The above list is not all inclusive, but it covers the more common items that require permits.  If you still have questions , please contact the Inspection Department at 769-2211.

Once your construction plans are drawn up, you are ready to apply for your building permit.  You wll need to fill out a building permit application which can be found on this website or at the Inspection Department inside City Hall.  Along with your application, two sets of plans must be submitted.  Any exterior project may require a copy of your survey.

City of Cudahy - 5050 S. Lake Drive - Cudahy, WI - 53110
(414.769.2200) Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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