Do I need a building permit?


What people generally refer to as a building permit is called a Land Use Permit in Bayfield County. All structures in floodplain areas shall require a land use permit.  

A land use permit shall be required for any new residence, any building erected, relocated or structurally altered (excepting alterations which do not change the size or shape of a structure); any change in the use of the land; or where any use of the land is altered. 

A land use permit shall be obtained prior to the initiation of construction or a change in land use. ** If adding an attached or detached Deck(s) a land use permit is required. ** No permit shall be issued if the applicant is in violation of the Bayfield County Zoning Ordinance, Flood Plain Ordinance, Shoreland-Wetlands Zoning Ordinance, or Subdivision Control Ordinance. Setback Compliance: Non-Habitable Structure Compliance

All structures shall meet prescribed setback standards for the zoning district in which they are located. All structures in shoreland or floodplain areas shall require a land use permit. 

A non-shoreland residential land use permit shall not be required for a residential accessory structure (non-habitable) of less than two hundred (200) square feet in area (does not apply to additions or alterations of a structure), or for a private communication device, if not in a floodplain. A temporary structure of more than two hundred (200) square feet shall require a temporary permit.

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1. Do I need a building permit?
2. Is or are there any structure(s) that do not require a permit?
3. If my building is on skids, do I need a permit?
4. Must I have the actual permit in hand before I can start doing what I have applied for?
5. What attachments do I need to include with my permit application?
6. If I come to the planning and zoning office and complete my permit application will I be able to leave with my permit?
7. How long does it take to get a permit?
8. Can I Run a Business or Change the Use on my Property?
9. Can I Change or Convert the Use of my Accessory Structure?
10. When I apply for a permit will someone actually inspect the site?
11. What should I do to prepare the site for inspection?
12. Must I be present during the site inspection?
13. I am in the process of buying property and would like the land use permit in my name. How do I go about doing this?
14. I am interested in purchasing or I recently purchased a parcel of land and would like to know if it is buildable, could I have an Inspector come out to the property and do an inspection?
15. Can my contractor / agent apply for my permit?
16. Can I build in an Ag-1 or F-1 Zoning District?
17. Do I need a permit to build on my farm?