The Town adopted the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code in 2004. A building permit is required for a residential property, If a person alters a building in excess of 50% of the existing building's square footage in any 12 month period, or builds a new building.
John Hoffman is the Residential Building Inspector
Wisconsin Uniform Building Permit Application form.
SBD-5823 Uniform Bldg Permit Appl_Fill-in
Please note the Cautionary Statement to Owners on the last page of the application:
Cautionary Statement to Owners Obtaining Building Permits
101.65(lr) of the Wisconsin Statutes requires municipalities that enforce the Uniform Dwelling Code to provide an owner who applies for a building permit with a statement advising the owner that:
If the owner hires a contractor to perform work under the building permit and the contractor is not bonded or insured as required under s. 101.654 (2) (a), the following consequences might occur:
(a) The owner may be held liable for any bodily injury to or death of others or for any damage to the property of others that arises out of the work performed under the building permit or that is caused by any negligence by the contractor that occurs in connection with the work performed under the building permit.
(b) The owner may not be able to collect from the contractor damages for any loss sustained by the owner because of a violation by the contractor of the one- and two- family dwelling code or an ordinance enacted under sub. (1) (a), because of any bodily injury to or death of others or damage to the property of others that arises out of the work performed under the building permit or because of any bodily injury to or death of others or damage to the property of others that is caused by any negligence by the contractor that occurs in connection with the work performed under the building permit.
The Town does not regulate or issue building permits for commercial or non-residential buildings. Contact Wood County Planning & Zoning for more information.
The caucus is a method that may be used by towns for nominating candidates to be placed on the Spring Election Ballot.
The caucus is open to the public, but only qualified electors of the municipality may nominate and vote for candidates. A person is not required to be a registered voter in order to participate in the caucus.
Any person who is a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older, who has resided with the town for at least 28 days before the caucus.
No, the caucus is like a primary because the electors at the Caucus nominate and vote for candidates at the Caucus until the field of candidates is narrowed down the appropriate number of candidates for each office. Example: For those offices where only one person is to be elected and more than two persons have been nominated, a vote must be conducted at the caucus to reduce the number of candidates to two.
Each elector at the caucus is entitled to vote for as many candidates as there are seats to be filled at the election. For example, if 2 Town Board Supervisors are to be elected, each elector can vote for 2 candidates.
The date for the Caucus is set at the December Town Board Meeting in even number years. The Caucus is held in January of odd-numbered years between the first Tuesday and the last Tuesday of January. The date of the Caucus is posted in three public places, posted on the Town Website, and published in the Marshfield News Herald.