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*Please note: due to COVID-19, the Building Inspector will not be available to meet at the Town Hall. Please call him to begin the permit process, and send permit applications and payments directly to him, at 1126 Eldon Way, Edgerton, WI 53534.

Building Inspector: Steve Kittelson
Office Hours: Thursday 4:40pm to 5:30pm (no appt. Necessary)
Office Location: Town Hall, 2354 County Rd N, Stoughton WI
Mailing Address: 1126 Eldon Way, Edgerton, WI 53534
Phone Number: (608) 445-9715

Contact Steve regarding questions related to building permits, fences, construction inspections, Uniform Dwelling Code Compliance and pre-construction information.

Building Permit Application Building Permit Fees

Prior to commencing any of the following work, the owner or agent shall obtain a valid permit from the Town Building Inspector:

(1) All new buildings-construction including, but not limited to, residential dwellings, garages, agricultural buildings, and sheds over 120 square feet in area.

(2) All building additions that increase the physical dimensions of an existing building, including, but not limited to, decks, porches and garages.

(3) All alterations to the interior and/or exterior structure of an existing building including, but not limited to, kitchen remodeling, bath remodeling, remodeling an attic and/or basement for living space, window replacement, changes in exterior finish such as brick façade, clapboard or vinyl siding, and roof replacement and repair. No more than three layers of roofing shall be installed on any roof.

(4) All alterations to the heating, electrical or plumbing systems of an existing structure.

(5) Replacement of major building equipment, including furnaces and air conditioners. Water heater replacement shall require a permit if the plumbing, venting, electrical or gas supply system is altered.

(6) Demolition of all existing structures. This includes all agricultural structures, such as silos, chicken houses, tobacco sheds, etc.

Some projects will also require a Dane County Zoning Permit. To obtain information regarding zoning permits contact Dane County Zoning at (608) 266-4266.

Access Damage Deposits and Permits
If your driveway access is contiguous with a town road, a $1,000 access damage deposit and permit must be obtained. Prior to commencing any of the following work, the owner shall obtain a valid Access Damage Deposit and Permit for each of the following, and any combination of the following:

(1) Any construction, demolition, or landscaping that requires material and/or equipment weighing twelve or more tons (24,000 lbs) including delivery vehicle weight.

(2) All debris dumpsters that weigh and/or require equipment weighing twelve or more tons (24,000 lbs) including delivery weight. No dumpster shall be placed on public property.

*Note: If a project requires an access damage deposit and permit, NO BUILDING PERMIT WILL BE ISSUED until the proper damage deposit permit has been issued. For questions, or to obtain an access damage permit, contact the Public Works Department at (608) 205-9169.




         
   

*Please note: due to COVID-19, the Building Inspector will not be available to meet at the Town Hall. Please call him to begin the permit process, and send permit applications and payments directly to him, at 1126 Eldon Way, Edgerton, WI 53534.

Building Inspector: Steve Kittelson
Office Hours: Thursday 4:40pm to 5:30pm (no appt. Necessary)
Office Location: Town Hall, 2354 County Rd N, Stoughton WI
Mailing Address: 1126 Eldon Way, Edgerton, WI 53534
Phone Number: (608) 445-9715

Contact Steve regarding questions related to building permits, fences, construction inspections, Uniform Dwelling Code Compliance and pre-construction information.

Building Permit Application Building Permit Fees


Prior to commencing any of the following work, the owner or agent shall obtain a valid permit from the Town Building Inspector:


(1) All new buildings-construction including, but not limited to, residential dwellings, garages, agricultural buildings, and sheds over 120 square feet in area.

(2) All building additions that increase the physical dimensions of an existing building, including, but not limited to, decks, porches and garages.

(3) All alterations to the interior and/or exterior structure of an existing building including, but not limited to, kitchen remodeling, bath remodeling, remodeling an attic and/or basement for living space, window replacement, changes in exterior finish such as brick façade, clapboard or vinyl siding, and roof replacement and repair. No more than three layers of roofing shall be installed on any roof.

(4) All alterations to the heating, electrical or plumbing systems of an existing structure. 

(5) Replacement of major building equipment, including furnaces and air conditioners. Water heater replacement shall require a permit if the plumbing, venting, electrical or gas supply system is altered.

(6) Demolition of all existing structures. This includes all agricultural structures, such as silos, chicken houses, tobacco sheds, etc.

Some projects will also require a Dane County Zoning Permit. To obtain information regarding zoning permits contact Dane County Zoning at (608) 266-4266.

Access Damage Deposits and Permits
If your driveway access is contiguous with a town road, a $1,000 access damage deposit and permit must be obtained. Prior to commencing any of the following work, the owner shall obtain a valid Access Damage Deposit and Permit for each of the following, and any combination of the following:

(1) Any construction, demolition, or landscaping that requires material and/or equipment weighing twelve or more tons (24,000 lbs) including delivery vehicle weight.

(2) All debris dumpsters that weigh and/or require equipment weighing twelve or more tons (24,000 lbs) including delivery weight. No dumpster shall be placed on public property.

*Note: If a project requires an access damage deposit and permit, NO BUILDING PERMIT WILL BE ISSUED until the proper damage deposit permit has been issued. For questions, or to obtain an access damage permit, contact the Public Works Department at (608) 205-9169.